Assessing Creativity and Innovation: Insights from neuroscience
Expressions of interest are now being sought for a workshop on assessing creativity with insights from neuroscience. The workshop is an initiative of the CSL@ACER and builds on research currently carried out by Dr Sacha DeVelle of ACER Perth.
Creativity is a core 21st-century skill and a general capability within the Australian Curriculum. More than 60 years of research has been dedicated to its definition, measurement and assessment. More recent neuroscientific approaches have shed light on where creative processes emerge within the brain. However, the field of creativity continues to be a complex phenomenon for researchers and educational practitioners. The aim of this workshop is to translate key issues and relevant findings from the creativity research to a classroom setting.
This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to:
- understand the historical background to creativity and assessment;
- recognise the neuromyths surrounding creativity and the brain;
- learn about current findings from the creativity and neuroscientific literature; and
- develop an understanding of how creativity can be assessed within the classroom.
Participants attending the workshop will increase their knowledge about current developments within the related fields of creativity, assessment and neuroscience. They will also improve their understanding on how to apply this knowledge to classroom practice.
If you are interested in attending a similar event in another state, please fill out an expression of interest in the form below.