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Assessment of Creativity: The next step – Todd Lubart


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This presentation was given by Todd Lubart at the conference “Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in School: Moving a shared agenda forward” on 24-25 September 2019, London, UK.

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Assessment of Creativity: The next step – Todd Lubart

  1. 1. Assessment of Creativity : The next step 1 Todd Lubart LaPEA: Psychology and Applied Ergonomics Lab Psychology Institute – Paris Descartes Université de Paris
  2. 2. Creativity measurement 1. Potential (*) 2. Accomplishment  Creativity: the ability to generate new productions that are meaningful in their context
  3. 3. Multivariate approach Cognitive factors Specific abilities Knowledge Conative factors Specific traits Motivation Environment Culture Creative potential according to the domain Creative Production (achievement - talent) Affective factors Emotion traits Emotion states Creative Potential: Creators Sternberg & Lubart (1995), Lubart et al., (2003/2015)
  4. 4. Divergent-Exploratory Stimulus ? ? ? ? ? ?
  5. 5. Convergent-Integrative
  6. 6. DEPP - EDC Creativity assessments  By domain : verbal, science, math…  With divergent and convergent thinking  Multiple items, highly constrained tasks, stimuli banks  Individual creativity ( student thinking alone)  example: unusual associates, sentence completion  Collaborative creativity (student with an agent : GLIPS)  example : invent a story with GLIPS
  7. 7. Verbal – Divergent Object uses: for various everyday objects Free associations: things that go with … At the end, the child chooses the most original response. Verbal – Convergent Triads : Provide a third word taht is associated to two others (Dog-Cat - ??) Sentence completion: Sentence with a missing word. For Ex : « Pierre goes on vacation, he prepares … and gets out of his car. »
  8. 8. Eu: Não,
  9. 9. Summary of the main points - Creative potential: a complex concept, requiring several ingredients, that enter in the creative process - Creative potential can be assessed in an efficient way, automatized way - Creative potential can be tracked in educational settings, focusing on divergent-exploratory, and convergent-integrative aspects
  10. 10. Thank you