Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2020, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (2): 57-70.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2020.02.006

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Creativity Competence: Part III of the 5Cs Framework for Twenty-first Century Key Competences

Gan Qiuling1, Bai Xinwen2, Liu Jian1,3, Wei Rui1, Ma Lihong4, Xu Guanxing3, Liu Yan5, Kang Cuiping1   

  1. 1. China Education Innovation Institute, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
    2. CAS Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China;
    3. China Collaborative Innovation Center of Assessment toward Basic Education Quality, Beijing 100875, China;
    4. School of Foreign Languages, Tianjin University of Technology and Education, Tianjin 300222, China;
    5. College of International Education, North China University of Technology, Beijing 100041, China
  • Online:2020-02-20 Published:2020-01-21

Abstract: Creativity is the fundamental power of human civilization progress and social development. Creativity is generally regarded as a kind of key competence of people in the 21st century. It is urgent to cultivate the creativity of primary and secondary students. An individual with creativity can use relevant information and resources to produce novel and valuable ideas, programs, products and other results. This competence includes three elements: creative personality, creative thinking and creative task engagement. Creative personality focuses on emotion and willpower; creative thinking focuses on internal thinking processes and methods; creative task engagement focuses on explicit behavior input, which is important for the cultivation of creativity. This study deconstructs creativity and elaboratesits connotation. And it also gives some examples of the behavior of creativity and provides some specific guidance on how to cultivate the creativity of primary and secondary students.

Key words: 5Cs Framework for Twenty-first Century Key Competences, creativity, creative personality, creative thinking, creative task engagement