What happens when teachers promote creativity and technology in classroom?

Study International | October 30, 2019

There many learning and development benefits for students when their teachers employ creative, project-based activities and technology in the classroom, a new study has found. Frequent assignments that require K-12 students to think creatively are much more likely to result in higher-order cognitive skills, according to teacher’s observations in Gallup’s Creativity in Learning report. These skills include problem-solving, critical thinking, retention, making connections between different subjects and deep learning of subject matter. “More than 75 percent of teachers who practice creativity in learning say their students often demonstrate problem-solving skills, versus less than 60 percent of teachers who use these techniques less often,” said the report. Creativity wasn’t always a prized and teachable skill in schools and colleges. But as more reports reveal the drawbacks of standardised tests and the need for creativity in the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s now regularly listed as one of the top 10 skills students need to survive a rapidly changing world. According to analysis from networking site LinkedIn, the top soft skills companies need most in 2019 is creativity. This chimes with the findings in the World Economic Forum’s 2018 The Future of Jobs report, which concluded that “human” skills like “Creativity, originality and initiative” are likely to increase in value as technology and automation advances.

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The Glendale Unified School District is using formative assessments as interim measures so teachers have the information they need to make sure students have the knowledge and skills they need before the end of the year.

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The Glendale Unified School District is using formative assessments as interim measures so teachers have the information they need to make sure students have the knowledge and skills they need before the end of the year.

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