Creative Habits of Mind Wheel

This definition of creativity – The Creative Habits of Mind, comes from the work of Guy Claxton, Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer of the Centre for Real World Learning at Winchester University (2013) ‘Progression in Student Creativity in School: First steps towards new forms of formative assessment’ - OECD Education Working Papers No 86. Paris: OECD Publishing.

It is a formative assessment tool in that it can help pupils to:-

  • develop a shared language of creativity
  • reflect, self assess and value their own creative skills/disposition
  • gather supporting evidence
  • track their progress over time
  • be more self-aware of when they are using their creative skills
  • seek opportunities to be more creative
  • to identify future learning goals

It can help creative professionals and teachers to:-

  • have a shared language of creativity across the school community
  • to create a dialogue in the school about the value of developing creative skills
  • consider how to build opportunities for creative skill development in learning
  • develop their practice
  • support reflection and goal setting with learners.

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