CREATIVITY

As a citizen of the 21st century,
you should be able to

 
  • Produce something that simultaneously is both original and useful in your personal and work life.

  • Generate ideas or actions that are new, pertinent and relevant to the problem you are trying to solve.

  • Create or invent something new, innovate. Elaborate, refine and analyze ideas to maximize creativity and innovation.

  • Recognize that a musician's creativity is similar to an engineer's and a scientist's creativity.

  • Use your imagination as a resource to solve problems and be open to experimenting with new things, taking risks and thinking outside the box.

  • Recognize cultural and other barriers and constraints that affect creativity and innovation.

  • Being open to new ideas, using divergent thinking and maintaining your flexibility.

CREATIVITY PRODUCT PROCESS PERSON ENVIRONMENT
Competence
Area
Skills
  • Ability to find motivation, self-discipline and persevere to achieve your goals and solve problems
  • Having high level of tolerance for ambiguity
  • Ability to value yourself (self-esteem) and to feel that you are capable of succeeding (self-efficacy)
  • Ability to think and work independently
  • Ability to be open to new experiences and innovation, and to take measured risks
  • Ability to resist to premature closure of ideas and to think through tinkering*
  • Ability to solve problems and learn from failure, having insight or vision
  • Thinking unconventionally or in new ways (divergent thinking)
  • Ability to move between different mental representations (flexibility)
  • Having interest in novelty, being information-seeker (curiosity)
  • Ability to analyze, synthetize, and evaluate your ideas, and persuade others
  • Ability to feel intensively engaged in an activity
  • Having the intention to create something
  • Ability to evaluate possible solution options
  • Ability to evaluate your environment to identify aspects that foster or inhibit your creativity
  • Ability to modify your environment to prompt creativity
  • Ability to determine the strengths and weakness of the workgroup
  • Ability to connect and organize ideas, thoughts and feelings into unusual bonds and solutions
  • Ability to produce or design something original, unique, of high quality, novel, useful and appropriate

Sources: Based on a review of existing frameworks
(Kaufman, Plucker, & Baer, 2008; Lai, Yarbro, DiCerbo & de Geest, 2018; OECD, 2019; Said-Metwaly, van den Noortgate, & Kyndt, 2017).

SKILLS IN ACTION

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#SKILLS21

21st century skills help individuals of all ages to reinvent themselves throughout life, adapt to changing and diverse circumstances, and identify opportunities for growth amid differences.

 

What are these skills?

Entrepreneurship
Motivation
Collaboration
Ethics
Communication
Global citizenship
Problem solving
Growth mindset
Resilience
Critical Thinking
Leadership
Self-awareness
Self-regulation
Empathy
Mindfulness