Radical rubrics: implementing the critical and creative thinking general capability through an ecological approach

Harris, Dan and Coleman, Kathryn and Cook, Peter J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2942-1568 (2022) Radical rubrics: implementing the critical and creative thinking general capability through an ecological approach. The Australian Educational Researcher. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0311-6999

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Abstract

This article details how and why we have developed a flexible and responsive pro- cess-based rubric exemplar for teaching, learning, and assessing critical and creative thinking. We hope to contribute to global discussions of and efforts toward instru- mentalising the challenge of assessing, but not standardising, creativity in compul- sory education. Here, we respond to the key ideas of the four interrelated elements in the critical and creative thinking general capability in the Australian Curriculum learning continuum: inquiring; generating ideas, possibilities, actions; reflecting on thinking processes; and analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and proce- dures. The rubrics, radical because they privilege process over outcome, have been designed to be used alongside the current NAPLAN tests in Years 5, 7 and 9 to build an Australian-based national creativity measure. We do so to argue the need for local and global measures of creativity in education as the first round of testing and results of the PISA Assessment of Creative Thinking approach and to contribute to the recognition of creative thinking (and doing) as a core twenty-first century lit- eracy alongside literacy and numeracy.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 06 May 2022 01:16
Last Modified: 06 May 2022 01:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creativity; ITE; Critical and creative thinking; Rubrics; Creative ecology, praxis
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390402 Education assessment and evaluation
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390115 Work integrated learning (incl. internships)
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390199 Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160105 Secondary education
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-022-00521-8
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48155

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