Study Finds Over-Reliance on Testing Stifles Creative Thinking

testingBy Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, eSchool News, July 2, 2013 —  A new global survey reveals that creative teaching and innovative learning are stifled by an over-reliance on testing and assessment, forcing teachers to stay inside a restrictive curriculum that will limit students’ ability to excel in the future workforce.

The study, sponsored by Adobe, states that “transformative change” is needed to inject a creative boost into the current education system, and that despite a worldwide demand for creativity and creative thinking, today’s students are not prepared to enter a workplace that requires inventive thinking. There are many differing opinions on the causes and what changes are needed.

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We’d like to know what effects you find that various degrees of  testing and assessment have on the classroom environment.

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