Identifying and Assessing Creativity
This chapter discusses the methods for identifying and assessing children’s creativity and outlines the various behaviors found in the classroom as well as reported findings from existing creativity research on the most and least valued student traits by teachers. This is followed by a section on assessing creativity and includes the need for creativity assessment, as outlined in the educational policy documents of various countries as well as general literature, and the various assessment instruments which are in use. Following this are the findings from a large-scale mixed-methods study, conducted in Pakistan, which looks at the teachers’ views on ways to assess primary school children’s creativity as well as policy provisions for this and primary school children’s performance on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT).
Some of the behaviors which are said to be found in the classroom when children are being creative include those outlined by the UK...
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