A Five-Dimensional Model of Creativity and its Assessment\ud in Schools.
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Creativity is increasingly valued as an important outcome of schooling,\ud frequently as part of so-called “21st century skills.” This article offers a\ud model of creativity based on five Creative Habits of Mind (CHoM) and\ud trialed with teachers in England by the Centre for Real-World Learning\ud (CRL) at the University of Winchester. It explores the defining and tracking\ud of creativity’s development in school students from a perspective of formative\ud assessment. Two benefits are identified: (a) When teachers understand\ud creativity they are, consequently, more effective in cultivating it in\ud learners; (b) When students have a better understanding of what creativity\ud is, they are better able to develop and to track the development of their\ud own CHoM. Consequently, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and\ud Development has initiated a multicountry study stimulated by CRL’s\ud approach. In Australia work to apply CRL’s thinking on the educational\ud assessment of creative and critical thinking is underway.