With this project, the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) aims to further develop and refine our understanding of how creative and critical thinking skills can be assessed in an educational setting.
List of confirmed participating countries in primary and secondary education : Brazil, France, Hungary, India, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Beyond a contribution to the improvement of international knowledge and understanding on these issues, participation in the study will allow countries to explore domestically how they can monitor the implementation of a skills-based curriculum and incentivise both teachers and students to develop the creative and critical thinking skills that will nurture innovation in their society.
Other Sites Designing and Managing MCQs from University of Cape Town, South Africa Major Categories in the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives by G.
Krumme, University of Washington, Seattle Free Brainstorming Training from Infinite Innovations Ltd - Learn basic and advanced techniques for brainstorming.
Mission: Critical from San Jose State University - This website provides an advanced look at critical thinking and specifically analysis of arguments and persuasion.
Evaluating Primary Sources from Library of Congress's American Memory - This website does a great job providing an example of using Bloom's Taxonomy for evaluating primary resource materials. Osborne - This page links to great resources on creative thinking.The first phase of the project in primary and secondary education will be finalised end of 2018, with the completion of a pedagogical toolkit comprised of an international rubric to assess creativity and critical thinking, pedagogical activities, assessments and examples of student work.The project will also produce an international report analysing the effects of the pedagogies using the prototyped rubric and activities to develop creative and critical thinking skills.Integrating Critical Thinking Skills Into the Classroom by A. Nunley - The Layered Curriculum approach focuses on increasing levels of complexity. Edward de Bono's Methods & Concepts of Lateral Thinking - This page provides an overview of de Bono's ideas about creativity. Harris from Virtual Salt - This page compares critical and creative thinking and discusses the myths of creative thinking.Buchanan - This article defines critical thinking and provides steps for integrating the ideas into the classroom. Tutorial on Creativity, Brainstorming and Innovation from Infinite Innovations Ltd.The project will work with students at two levels: in primary education, with students aged 8-9; in secondary education, with students aged 12-13.In terms of disciplinary areas, the project will focus on two areas: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, on the one hand, and arts education (either visual arts or music), on the other, but will also leave room to interdisciplinary or project-based approaches.One reason why these competences are not promoted in a systematic way is that education systems have rarely established ways to assess them formally.Another, related reason is that, beyond an agreement on the broad objective, it is not clear how these skills can be visibly and tangibly articulated by teachers, students and policy makers, especially as part of the curriculum.In primary and secondary education, the project is a controlled pedagogical intervention that will engage research teams and school networks in 15 countries.The school network within each country will be split into intervention and control groups.