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How To Encourage Creativity in Schools

Nicole Cardoza

Creativity isn't limited to thinking outside of the box, write Ronald A. Beghetto and James C. Kaufman. Creativity requires originality and task appropriateness, features levels and context, they write. They add that creativity also needs work, effort and risk, plus an understanding when it's appropriate to be creative. "Teachers should provide honest feedback that strikes the just-right balance between challenging students and supporting them as they develop their creative competence."

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  • Liz Hamburger

    This quote below is a very interesting point, as soon as it is mentioned that there are grades/marks etc it makes me stressed and ultimately uncreative.

    "For instance, research shows that creativity can suffer when people are promised rewards for creative work, when learning conditions stress competition and social comparisons, or when individuals are highly aware of being monitored and evaluated by others. Conversely, creativity generally thrives in environments that support personal interest, involvement, enjoyment, and engagement with challenging tasks (Hennessey & Amabile, 2010)."