Wednesday, December 22, 2010
A box? Or a spaceship? What makes kids creative?
According to this article in the Wall Street Journal Americans' scores on a commonly used creativity test fell steadily from 1990 to 2008, especially in the kindergarten through sixth-grade age group. The finding is based on a study of 300,000 Americans' scores from 1966 to 2008 on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, a standardised test that's considered a benchmark for creative thinking.
More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704694004576019462107929014.html?mod=WSJ_article_RecentColumns_Work%26Family