Skills for Life: Fostering Creativity

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Oct 2021
In an age of innovation and digitalization, creativity has become one of the most valued skills in the labor market. This brief shows how policymakers and teachers can empower students to innovate and improve their education by developing students creativity. After defining creativity, the paper shows how the concept can be translated into teacher-friendly rubrics to support them to design or redesign better lessons but also to assess their students. Lastly, the brief highlights 10 concrete steps for policymakers, school principals, and teachers to better prepare students for the future and improve the quality of their education. While applied to the fostering and assessing of students creativity, those 10 steps can be generalized to the implementation of other forms of educational innovation, notably to implement competency-based curricula.