When did you last predict a good idea? Exploring the case of assessing creativity through learning outcomes
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 05:47 authored by Penaluna, K, Penaluna, A, Jones, C, Matley, H
Â© 2014, Â© 2014 SAGE Publications. It has been noted elsewhere that an idea is acknowledged to be creative if it is novel, or surprising and adaptive. So how does that fit with education's desire to measure student performance against fixed, consistent and predicted learning outcomes? This study explores practical measures and theoretical constructs that address the dearth of teaching, learning and assessment strategies to enhance creative capacity in enterprise and entrepreneurship education. It is argued that inappropriate assessment strategies can be significant inhibitors of the creativity of students and teachers. Referring to the broader discipline of â€˜designâ€™, as defined by Bruce and Besant (2002) â€“ the application of human creativity to a purpose â€“ both broad employer satisfaction with education and fast growing economic success are found (DCMS, 2014). As predictable assessment outcomes equal predictable students, these understandings can inform educators who wish to map and develop enhanced creative endeavours such as opportunity recognition, communication and innovation.
Publication titleIndustry and Higher Education
PublisherI P Publishing Ltd.
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
Rights statementCopyright 2014 IP Publishing