How do you teach and assess creativity in your classroom?
It is believed that creativity is the crucial 21st century skill. For kids to stay abreast of the times, we parents and educators should build and nature creativity in them.
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It's difficult also because classroom lessons are rarely geared towards creativity. If you might change the way students are given room for self-expression, creativity would arise almost immediately.
From my own experience, I try to give my students the chance:
to express innovative ideas
to design projects according to those ideas
to create objects around those ideas
to discuss those objects and projects with their peers
to refine anything of the above to improve the overall outcome
I'd also suggest these good observations from experts in the field, especially the one from prof. L. Darling-Hammond whose views about educational reforms are widely known and appreciated: