Assessing Creativity conversation from College Development Network

Monday 01 September 2014 (1045-1330)

Lochrin Belle

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Creativity is high on the agenda for governments globally. It is certainly a focus in education, across the curriculum, not only in the expressive arts. In this climate of uncertainty creativity is an essential 21st century skill.

Ken Robinson argues that creativity is as important as literacy and should be given the same status. Instead of educating people out of creativity we should be teaching students how to be creative. He believes we should be giving credit for originality and giving students some way of reflecting on whether those new ideas are more effective than existing ones. Do you agree? Or not? Or partially?

Why not come aboard the barge on the Union Canal and join in the conversation as we enjoy a short cruise.

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