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2 Teaching Creative Thinking Introduction Creative Thinking Is essential for success in learning and success in life Involves a range of skills that can be promoted across the curriculum Can be integrated in all areas of life

3 Teaching Creative Thinking Introduction What is Creative Thinking? Ability Attitude Process

4 Teaching Creative Thinking What is Creative Thinking? Creative thinking is the creation or generation of ideas, processes, experiences, or objects.

5 Teaching Creative Thinking What is Creative Thinking? To be creative means to see the world…

6 Teaching Creative Thinking What is Creative Thinking? …and to see the world in a way that is different from others. Thinking in this manner leads to innovation.

7 Teaching Creative Thinking Rationale for Creative Thinking Many of the skills necessary in the workforce require the ability to think creatively and the ability to use creative problem solving. Creativity is essential in today's world. Students must be provided creative thinking opportunities if they are to become innovative leaders of tomorrow.

8 Teaching Creative Thinking What promotes creativity? Encouragement of ideas that show imagination and originality Questioning classroom Use of new or different approaches and solutions to problems Evaluation of new ideas and actions

9 Teaching Creative Thinking Four Elements of Creative Thinking Fluency FlexibilityElaborationOriginality

10 Guidelines Brainstorming Think-Time

11 Teaching Creative Thinking Review Fluency Flexibility Generating a wide range of ideas or a variety of possibilities Seeing things from different points of view or perspectives The ability to generate many ideas, solutions, or possibilities

12 Teaching Creative Thinking Example of Fluency and Flexibility How might students demonstrate their learning? 1.Compose a fact sheet 2.Write a poem 3.Give a speech 4.Have a panel discussion 5.Write and perform a song

13 Teaching Creative Thinking Elaboration The ability to use words, images, and actions to enhance meaning

14 Teaching Creative Thinking Elaboration Example: Name things that are red. nose and cheeks Your nose and cheeks can turn red as an apple when you go outside on a cold winter day.

15 Teaching Creative Thinking Elaboration Examples: Name things that stick. How can you improve your presentation?

16 Teaching Creative Thinking Elaboration Example: Name things that stick. 1.masking tape 2.duct tape 3.cellophane tape 4.glue 5.thumb tack 6.thorn 7.pencil lead 8.food 9.nickname

17 Teaching Creative Thinking Elaboration Example: How can you improve your presentation? 1.Incorporate sound effects 2.Add video clips 3.Video your presentation 4.Involve the audience 5.Use a rubric

18 Teaching Creative Thinking Elaboration Questioning Stems Discuss the solution and its benefits. What details can you add to __? Select one of your ideas and explain how you would implement that idea.

19 Teaching Creative Thinking Originality Refers to ideas that are unique, unusual, or innovative

20 Teaching Creative Thinking Originality Usually comes at the end of brainstorming

21 Teaching Creative Thinking Originality Examples: Name things that stick. Brainstorm new ways to use a pencil.

22 Teaching Creative Thinking Originality Example: Name things that stick. 1.masking tape 2.duct tape 3.cellophane tape 4.glue 5.thumb tack 6.thorn 7.pencil lead 8.food 9.nickname

23 Teaching Creative Thinking Originality Example: Brainstorm new ways to use a pencil. 1.pointer 2.art work 3.counters 4.picture frame 5.a giant’s toothpick

24 Teaching Creative Thinking Originality Questioning Stems Describe ___ from the ___ point of view. How would you revise ___? Design a riddle about ___.

25 Teaching Creative Thinking Fluency, Flexibility, Elaboration, and Originality Practice Example: Name things that fly. 1.hawk 2.robin 3.bluebird 4.butterfly 5.wasp 6.airplane 7.car 8.speedboat 9.motorcycle 10.time

26 Teaching Creative Thinking Evaluative Criteria for Originality Find something that is different in your eyes. Select something that does fly, yet it does not fly through the air. Select the one item that is the most unusual to you. 1.hawk 2.robin 3. bluebird 4. butterfly 5.wasp 6.airplane 7.car 8.speedboat 9.motorcycle 10.time ✔

27 Teaching Creative Thinking What is Creative Thinking? Creative Thinking is the creation or generation of ideas, processes, experiences, or objects Critical Thinking is concerned with evaluation

28 Teaching Creative Thinking Benefits of Creative Thinking Engages students in learning Equips students with skills to face the future Increases levels of self-esteem and motivation in students

29 Teaching Creative Thinking Critical Thinking Resource Creative Thinking Brainstorming Questioning Stems Fluency Flexibility Originality Elaboration Six Thinking Hats Critical/Creative Thinking Strategies

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