“Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience.” — Masaru Ibuka
Characteristics of creative thinkers :
New perspectives, innovation, problem-solving, managing change,
Envision and idealize .Visioning: seek ideal, long-term solutions.
Build and optimize. Modifying: expand and build on what you've already done.
Combine and test.Experimenting: combine various elements and test out novel solutions.
Challenge and discover. Exploring: challenge core assumptions and discover new alternatives.
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Creative thinking skills
In order to teach creativity, one must teach creatively; that is, it will take a great deal of creative effort to bring out the most creative thinking in your classes. --- Iowa State University
Creative problem solving by Oliver W. Markley
Sternberg, R., Williams, W.M., Teaching for Creativity, two dozen tips. The center for development and learning
Iowa State University Techniques for teaching creativity
8 way thinking
Restrict the specifications and limitations to work inside - what can be done with a cardboard box and some tape?
Reconceptualising the problem to create a unique solution
Bring together more than one piece of information, forming own conclusion, and presenting that conclusion in a creative new format.
Use of authentic provocations to encourage problem solving.
Provost, L.P., Langley, G.P. The Importance of concepts in creativity and development Quality Progress. March 1998
Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education Where is creative thinking really taught? Based on Edward deBono's work.
Wiggins, G. 2012 On assessing for creativity: yes you can, and yes you should. Blog post.
Miller, A. 2013 Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity? Edutopia
Using creativity to boost young children's mathematical thinking
On the edge of chaos - where creativity flourishes Mindshift post
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It's sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It's about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way.
“Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you're thinking in order to make your thinking better.”
― Richard W. Paul
Characteristics of critical thinkers :
Critical Thinking skills
Drawing conclusions based on evidence
Making comparisons and contrasting
distinguish between evidence and interpretations of evidence
identify relevant information
construct and recognize valid deductive arguments
consider alternative explanations and solutions
identifying bias and agenda
Study Guides and Strategies http://www.studygs.net/teaching/crttch.htm
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Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas.
Critical thinking might be described as the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking.
Critical thinking requires you to use your ability to reason. It is about being an active learner rather than a passive recipient of information.
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Teaching Critical thinking
Study Guides and Strategies
One Goal, Two Lessons: Teaching Critical Thinking To 11th and 4th Graders
5 tips to improve your critical thinking
100 Questions to help students think about thinking
Readings on Critical thinking
Characteristics of transfer thinkers :
Able to apply knowledge or skills learned in one setting or for one purpose to another setting and/or purpose (Gagne et al., 1993, p.235).
Transfer of learning is the dependency of human conduct, learning, or performance on prior experience.
It is dependent on a few factors...
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