Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom: A New Approach for Students, Teachers and Educational Leaders 

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One of the great myths about creativity is that it is a quality immune from objective assessment. In fact, creativity can be assessed – assessment is an essential element of any educational environment that seeks to foster creativity. The challenge is that most activities designed to encourage creativity actually undermine it. Many activities we studied are not only inconsistent with the best research on the subject, but also actually stifle the risk, error and failures that are essential to creative endeavour. This workshop provides practical guidelines about the best (and worst) practices in assessment and offers participants the opportunity to make personal application of these principles to their specific professional responsibilities.


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the value of assessment in the development of creativity

Additional Information

SKU CONF2020DAH
Session Session 1 - 8:45am - 10:30am
Day Day 2
Topic 21st century skills

One of the great myths about creativity is that it is a quality immune from objective assessment. In fact, creativity can be assessed – assessment is an essential element of any educational environment that seeks to foster creativity. The challenge is that most activities designed to encourage creativity actually undermine it. Many activities we studied are not only inconsistent with the best research on the subject, but also actually stifle the risk, error and failures that are essential to creative endeavour. This workshop provides practical guidelines about the best (and worst) practices in assessment and offers participants the opportunity to make personal application of these principles to their specific professional responsibilities.


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the value of assessment in the development of creativity