Spending time integrating creative thinking and problem solving into traditional academic courses that lead directly to standardised tests can seem pointless to some, but it is exactly this type of thinking that will allow students to become future proof. This is because the requirement for knowledge in the world of work is limited given the immediate and universal accessibility of information. Gone are the days when employers hired people for encyclopaedic knowledge. Knowledge is important, but it is the application of knowledge and metacognition that is important now and will be essential in the future.
Today's creativity tip acknowledges the requirements of academic subject courses that are exam driven and tries to open up this narrow but widely accepted approach to education and metacognition.