Creativity is defined as the ability to come up with many different ideas and apply them to find realistic solutions to problems.
There are two important aspects to creativity: Originality and usefulness.
Creativity is purpose driven and often stems from an initial need to solve a problem.
There are many skills that make up creativity. Some of these include:
- Generating ideas.
- Considering and evaluating the ideas.
- Manipulating ideas.
- Applying ideas.
It is possible to use some of these skills to assess a Learner’s ability to think creatively. This year we will be focusing on:
The Integrated Project is an immersive learning experience that goes beyond traditional projects. There are three stages to the projects:
- Exploring the world: Inquiry-based learning – Learners ask open-ended questions
- Embracing the challenges: Problem-based learning – Learners work together in a team to find solutions
- Designing the future: Design learning – Learners create products and services that can be used to solve problems.
Each of the three stages stimulate creative thinking and the continuous assessment will show this.