There is a train of thought that we should start standardise testing for creativity to ensure our children are creative. There is another way that not only makes them competent at creativity but also makes them feel good about it.
Original ideas haven't been done before, therefore the outcome is uncertain. Humans do not like uncertainty. Unfortunately if we are going to explore new ways of doing things we have to get comfortable with uncertainty. We need to get better at celebrating the effort.
Have you ever walked into an exam, read the questions and suddenly realised that you don't know the answers. You start to panic and anxiety sets in. There could be a valuable skill learned from doing exams that good leaders draw upon in time of
What if we made creativity and critical thinking at the core of curriculum and maths, science, english general capabilities. Would this not be more aligned with what is needed in society today? Here is one way we could do this.
To be creative we have to do something because creativity is a process that has outcomes. To really nail our creativity there are three things we need to be address to ensure we progress through the process of creativity and produce something truly unique.
Have you had a child ask you a question to something that is so mundane and everyday, but you have no idea what the answer is? These questions often trigger engaging conversations because they have posed interesting questions.