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

Penaluna, Kathryn, Penaluna, Andrew, Jones, Colin, & Matlay, Harry (2014) 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.

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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.

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ID Code: 92973
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Assessment, Creativity, Design, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship Education, HERN
DOI: 10.5367/ihe.2014.0228
ISSN: 0950-4222
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 IP Publishing Ltd
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2016 03:50
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 00:30

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