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What if there was no creative thinking in the world? Creativity and Creative Thinking
Creativity is the bringing into being of something which did not exist before, either as a product, a process or a thought. Creativity does not have to be about developing something new to the world, it is more to do with developing something new to ourselves. Pace and Challenge What is Creativity?
The process of coming up with a new idea. It is the merging of ideas which have not been merged before. Creative thinking can be separated into divergent and convergent thinking This creative thinking process can be accidental or deliberate. Using special techniques, deliberate creative thinking can be used to develop new ideas. Pace and Challenge What is Creative Thinking?
Generate lots of ideas Build on existing ideas Be flexible in their thought process Question things which make no sense Be conscious of their own thinking Take risks Pace and Challenge A successful creative thinker will:
Metacognition Baird research Independent learners It is open ended and so there is no right or wrong answer It is regularly accepted in the world of business Pace and Challenge Why should we encourage creative thinking?
Before, before, after, after Jigsaws Thinker’s Keys Questions Fish bones PMI Imagine What’s Missing A to Z Challenge Pace and Challenge How can we encourage it?
ABCDEF GHIJKLM NOPQRST UVWXYZ Write a word or phrase that relates to the topic and begins with each letter
Tony Ryan Thinker’s Keys for Kids Pace and Challenge Thinker’s Keys
Name 5 things you cannot clean your teeth with. Pace and Challenge The Reverse Listing Key
Give me an object: e.g. a pushchair, a tent, a song BIGGER – make it bigger (you can specify e.g. the chorus) ADD – a new feature (you can specify e.g. a verse) REPLACE – an existing feature ( you can specify e.g. the tune) Pace and Challenge The BAR Key
Every teacher should be required to wear school uniform. Pace and Challenge The Ridiculous Key
Using the booklet, plan two Thinker’s Keys activities that you could use in your lessons Pace and Challenge Activity
Review Predict what your lessons will be like if you make them more creative. Review: The Prediction Key
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