Creative Contribution

One of the great puzzles of modern education and accountability is choosing what is important and how to assess that importance.

Without reviewing all of educational assessment, it is useful to review Sternberg’s theory of creative contribution. In many ways his theory helps ground the was we think about creative contribution by helping us to see, is this artwork a replication of other artwork, is this drama an advancement of the field, or is this student’s musical composition a redefinition of the work in the field or is it really a starting over and re-initiation of the field’s work?