More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids’ Creativity To The Test

April 17, 2013

“Let’s start with a question from a standardized test: ‘How would the world be different if we all had a third eye in the back of our heads?’
So why bother measuring creativity?
Torrance set out to . . . prove that creativity was as important as intelligence, not just in the arts, but in every field.
Catterall says they made an interesting discovery while they were testing out their survey: Elementary school kids scored better on it than high school kids did. ‘I think the expression that many people use is that the schools have a tendency to suck the creativity out of kids over time,’ he says.”

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