NPDL Creativity

Learning Progressions

Leveraging Digital


Having an 'entrepreneurial eye' for economic and social opportunities, asking the right inquiry questions to generate novel ideas, and leadership to pursue those ideas and turn them into action.
Limited Evidence
  • Learners are unable to spot opportunities to create value or meet needs, social or economic
  • Learners engage in the topic but struggle to generate significant questions to inspire deep exploration of real world issues or problems
  • Learners look for predetermined solutions
  • Learners cannot lead a vision to reality
  • Learners are unlikely to have the skills or confidence to bring together others to realise their vision
  • With guidance, learners begin to develop an entrepreneurial way of looking for a need, problem, or opportunity to solve for economic and /or social benefit
  • With guidance, learners are beginning to generate inquiry questions to identify need /opportunities
  • Learners have a limited range of thinking and creativity strategies to find genuine value adding innovations
  • Learners can lead parts of tasks/experiences but not to completion
  • Learners are able to find opportunities to solve real problems that deliver social/economic benefit
  • Learners can identify real world issues and problems and can pose good inquiry questions for authentic purposes
  • Learners are starting to diverge /move out of their comfort zones to think in different ways to identify and evaluate promising ideas
  • Learners are developing skills in creative thinking strategies e.g. SCAMPER, synectics. They demonstrate action-orientated leadership i.e. decisions, roles, and can see the vision
  • Learners are developing good action-oriented leadership skills and decision-making to form balanced teams, build a vision of success and the steps to make it happen
  • Learners have a strong entrepreneurial drive (risk taking, vision, motivation etc.), to find solutions that are economically and socially viable and can mobilize talents/teams to fulfil needs or create opportunities
  • Learners have well established inquiry skills, can identify risks and challenges, generate essential questions, provocations and wonderings and can design an inquiry process to understand the issue in its real-world context
  • Learners exhibit good divergent thinking and are skilled at a wide range of creative thinking strategies
  • Learners actively pursue ideas that are innovative or risky to ensure solutions add value. They have strong action leadership skills and a can-do attitude. They leverage expertise and resources to achieve desired outcomes
  • Learners have strong leadership for action skills, organising clear paths for progress, utilising strengths and building skills and knowledge
  • Learners have a talent for identifying opportunities with social, environmental or economic value
  • Learners are skilled at framing problems and posing questions, actively grappling with big ideas, challenging status quo and exhibiting genuine curiosity
  • Learners have an eye for novel ideas, can integrate multiple perspectives and can pursue these to fruition
  • Learners display leadership skills and can bring people with them to create deep change by exciting/inspiring others
  • Learners have the perseverance and vision to lead a task to a promising outcome

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