This infographic is to help in my understanding and planning for promoting creativity and its assessment in the local schools in Hong Kong.
Looking first at the end goal – what you want your participants to know, understand, and be able to show, is nothing new. The Understanding by Design Framework is effective pedagogy that ensures what you intend, happens. (PDF resource available here)
The Primary Years Programme (PYP – International Baccalaureate) has assessment models that are extremely student-focused to ensure success and cater to the diversity of learners within any classroom. These methods, again, not new, but valuable ‘best practices’ to strive for, formative being the most important for my purposes in the local schools of Hong Kong. Have a look at the ‘Making the PYP Happen’ PDF.
Bloom’s revised Taxonomy (2001/1956), aids in task creation with a plethora of verbs that help target the Higher Order Thinking Skills, analysing, evaluating, and creating, so important to our students today. There are many outstanding resources available online (one here).
Evaluating your current school’s assessment practices. I’m looking at a blend of the valuable Confucian heritage cultural practices and influences in local schools and the above-mentioned methods to integrate the best of each.
Creativity in an ESL Environment. Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity – 4 important C words for the 21st century classroom. These are helpful hints on how to work with English as a second language learners with limited vocabulary and comprehension.
Please let me know your thoughts on this.