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When did you last predict a good idea? Exploring the case of assessing creativity through learning outcomes


Penaluna, K and Penaluna, A and Jones, C and Matley, H, When did you last predict a good idea? Exploring the case of assessing creativity through learning outcomes, Industry and Higher Education, 28, (6) pp. 399-410. ISSN 0950-4222 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5367/ihe.2014.0228


© 2014, © 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 ‘design’, as defined by Bruce and Besant (2002) " the application of human creativity to a purpose " 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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jones, C (Dr Colin Jones)
ID Code:97294
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2014-12-10
Last Modified:2015-04-23
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