Effective assessment of creativity and creative thinking
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This course will help educators foster creative thinking among students and develop reliable assessments to test creativity.
Creativity is one of the most desirable 21st-century skills. The role of creativity in developing and improving student capabilities is widely acknowledged in educational research and policies. The National Education Policy 2020 encourages the development of creativity and critical thinking among learners.
Researchers across the globe have defined creativity and creative thinking on a wide spectrum of beliefs. At one end, lies the belief that creativity originated in supernaturality or ambiguity, while at the other, are scientific definitions of creativity as an input, process, or product.
The fact that there is no generally accepted definition of creativity has not undermined its importance as one of the essential components of 21st century skills. However, the lack of a generic definition has created difficulties for school teachers responsible for nurturing creativity in their classrooms.
School level assessment tasks often entail the reproduction of facts and procedures; they are seldom analytical or provoke creative reasoning. Research informed assessment instruments help to test creativity and inform teaching and learning processes to foster creative thinking among learners. In this context, teachers need professional support in developing assessment competencies that test new age skills such as creativity.
This online course will introduce ACER’s framework of assessing creativity, and enable teachers to construct student assessments for their individual classroom contexts to support the development of creative thinking. The course will deepen teachers’ understanding of the concept of creativity and creative thinking and support the development of necessary skills required to assess creativity in educational settings.
The workshop will explore the prevalent definitions of creativity and creative thinking used by schools across countries. Using group discussions, hands-on activities, and reflection, the course will equip teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to help them effectively assess creativity and creative thinking in their own classrooms.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Anu Radha Sharma, Research Fellow, ACER India
INR 1000 per participant (including GST)