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How To Think Like A Genius!


A GCSE oral assessment frame inspired by Dave Gorman's Radio 4 show ' Genius' - I have had a lot of success with this

A GCSE oral assessment frame inspired by Dave Gorman's Radio 4 show ' Genius' - I have had a lot of success with this

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  • 1. How to think like a GENIUS!
  • 2. S.C.A.M.P.E.R.
  • 3. S – Substitute components, materials, people
  • 4. What can you substitute? What can be used instead? Who else instead? What other ingredients? Other material? Other process? Other power? Other place? Other approach? Other sounds? Other forces? Instead of ... I can ...
  • 5. C - Combine – mix, combine with other assemblies or services, integrate
  • 6. What can I combine or bring together somehow? How about a blend, an alloy, an assortment, an ensemble? Combine units? Combine purposes? Combine appeals? Combine ideas? I can bring together ... and ... to ...
  • 7. A - Adapt – alter, change function, use part of another element
  • 8. What can I adapt for use as a solution? What else is like this? What other idea does this suggest? Does the past offer a parallel? What could I copy? Who could I emulate? I can adapt ... in this way ... to ...
  • 9. M - Modify – increase or reduce in scale, change shape, Modify attributes (e.g. colour)
  • 10. Can you change the item in some way? Change meaning, colour, motion, sound, smel l, form, shape? I can change ... in this way ... to ...
  • 11. Magnify: What can you add? More time? Greater frequency? Stronger? Higher? Longer? Thicker? Extra value? Plus ingredient? Duplicate? Multiply? Exaggerate?
  • 12. And: 'Minify': What can you remove? Smaller? Condensed? Miniature? Lower? Shorter? Lighter? Omit? Streamline? Split up? Understate? I can change ... in this way ... to ...
  • 13. P - Put to another use
  • 14. How can you put the thing to different or other uses? New ways to use as is? Other uses if it is modified? I can re-use ... in this way ... by ...
  • 15. E - Eliminate – remove elements, simplify, reduce to core functionality
  • 16. What can you eliminate? Remove something? Eliminate waste? Reduce time? Reduce effort? Cut costs? I can eliminate ... by ...
  • 17. R - Reverse or Rearrange – turn inside out or upside down Change the order
  • 18. What can be rearranged in some way? Interchange components? Other pattern? Other layout? Other sequence? Transpose cause and effect? Change pace? Change schedule? I can rearrange ... like this ... such that ...
  • 19. Example I want to invent a new type of pen. Substitute - ink with iron, nib with knife Combine - writing with cutting or opening Adapt - pen top as container Modify - body to be flexible Put to other uses - use to write on wood Eliminate - clip by using velcro Rearrange - nib to fold outwards
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