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Education today/Steve Patchin

Is our focus on standardized testing stifling creativity?

July 31, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

In 1958, Professor E. Paul Torrance, a psychologist, created a series of tasks intended to measure the creativity the children possessed. These tests were given to nearly 400 children in the Minneapolis area, whose lifetime accomplishments ranged from earning patents for new products they created to writing books as they grew older.



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