International Education Journal

Special Issue: International Perspectives on Giftedness


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Assessing creativity: The test for creative thinking drawing production (TCT-DP)

Klaus K. Urban 
University of Hannover, Germany


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The Test for Creative Thinking - Drawing Production (TCT-DP), its design, concept and evaluation scheme as well as experiences and results of application are described. The test was designed to mirror a more holistic concept of creativity than the mere quantitatively oriented, traditional divergent thinking tests. The specific design using figural fragments is explained. The drawing production is evaluated by means of a set of criteria, which at the same time represent the underlying test construct. The test has been normed with various age and ability groups; there were no significant differences between male and female subjects. Various studies with data concerning the reliability and validity of the TCT-DP are provided. 

Creative thinking, drawing production, holistic, development, gifted


Urban, K.K. (2005) Assessing creativity: The test for creative thinking drawing production (TCT-DP). International Education Journal, 6(2), 272-280.

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