Measuring student success skills: A review of the literature on creative thinking (2024)

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W. Christopher Brandt—National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment

The future of education requires a focus on key competencies that students will need to flourish, developing their uniquely human qualities that are unlikely to be replaced by technology. Creative thinking is essential in an era of rapid transformation and is crucial for career success and adaptability in complex environments. This literature review defines creative thinking and describes the existing science regarding its instruction, development and assessment.


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