Creativity is a core 21st-century skill and a general capability within the Australian Curriculum. The aim of this workshop is to translate key issues and relevant findings from neuroscience and creativity research to a classroom setting.

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Description

This workshop is an initiative of the CSL@ACER and builds on research currently carried out by Dr Sacha DeVelle.

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;
  • 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.

All participants will receive a copy of 'Creative Schools' by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica.