How well do traditional college admissions criteria reflect creativity?
The answer is, as you probably guessed, not so well. Read this awesome post by Scott Barry Kaufman, the Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute and a researcher in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, on how current college admissions criteria penalize our most creative students.
“If higher education faculty and administrators seek to develop critical and creative thinkers who can adapt to and innovate in a rapidly changing society, we must identify and develop creativity among our students. Such a goal can mean changing curricula or changing selection practices used for college admission.”