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Teaching Creative Problem Solving Skills.

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Session 1 of EDTEC 700 - Teaching Creative Problem Solving Skills.

Session 1 of EDTEC 700 - Teaching Creative Problem Solving Skills.

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    • 1. Teaching Creativity Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 2. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 3. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 4. According to Forrester Research 1 in 9 jobs in the US information technology industry will move overseas by 2010. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 5. According to Forrester Research 1 in 9 jobs in the US information technology industry will move overseas by 2010. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 6. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 7. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 8. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 9. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 10. Visit India's office parks and you'll see Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 11. Visit India's office parks and you'll see chartered accountants preparing American tax returns, Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 12. lawyers researching American lawsuits, and Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 13. lawyers researching American lawsuits, and radiologists reading CAT scans for US hospitals. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 14. To flourish in this age, we'll need to supplement our well-developed high tech abilities with aptitudes like.... Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 15. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 16. the ability to create artistic and emotional beauty, Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 17. the ability to create artistic and emotional beauty, to detect patterns and opportunities, Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 18. the ability to create artistic and emotional beauty, to detect patterns and opportunities, to craft a satisfying narrative, and Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 19. the ability to create artistic and emotional beauty, to detect patterns and opportunities, to craft a satisfying narrative, and to come up with inventions the world didn't know it was missing. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 20. Course Goals Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 21. Course Goals Use specific techniques to improve creative thinking Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 22. Course Goals Use specific techniques to improve creative thinking Identify problems that invite creativity Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 23. Course Goals Use specific techniques to improve creative thinking Identify problems that invite creativity Design a lesson that promotes creativity while teaching something else Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 24. How Are You Creative? Write down 10 instances in which you did something creative Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 25. Case 1 Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 26. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 27. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 28. Dr. Sandra Hall Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 29. Elegant Solutions Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 30. Elegant Solutions The iPhone Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 31. Elegant Solutions The iPhone The double helix Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 32. Elegant Solutions The iPhone The double helix Slumdog Millionaire Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 33. Elegant Solutions Make You Smile Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 34. Elegant Problems Fluency of responses Flexibility of problem space Room for elaboration Opportunities for original answers A worthiness factor Potential for elegant solutions Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 35. How do you know when you’ve posed an elegant problem? Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 36. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 37. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 38. Can We Improve the Wanted Poster Project? Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 39. Give students more opportunities to generate Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 40. Give students more opportunities to transform Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 41. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 42. Circle the correct answer The men was/were walking down the street. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 43. Circle the correct answer The men was/were walking down the street. Write a seven-word sentence with was as the third word ____ ____ was _____ _____ ___ ______. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 44. What would you do to make the periodic table an elegant problem? Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 45. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 46. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 47. Case 2 Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 48. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 49. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 50. What would you do to turn this into an elegant problem? Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 51. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 52. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 53. Technique 1: Brainstorming Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 54. Technique 1: Brainstorming Page 311 Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 55. Brainstorming Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 56. Brainstorming Name a leader and recorder Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 57. Brainstorming Name a leader and recorder Define the topic being brainstormed Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 58. Brainstorming Name a leader and recorder Define the topic being brainstormed Set rules: everyone contributes, respect the leader, no answers are bad, go for quantity, all answers recorded Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 59. Brainstorming Name a leader and recorder Define the topic being brainstormed Set rules: everyone contributes, respect the leader, no answers are bad, go for quantity, all answers recorded Set a time limit and stop when you get there Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 60. Brainstorming Name a leader and recorder Define the topic being brainstormed Set rules: everyone contributes, respect the leader, no answers are bad, go for quantity, all answers recorded Set a time limit and stop when you get there Go through the list and pick out the promising ideas Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 61. Problem: How can we improve NE 271? Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 62. LUNCH BREAK Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 63. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 64. Technique 2: Idea Box Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 65. Technique 2: Idea Box Page 117 Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 66. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 67. Task for Learners: Write a Short Skit Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 68. Type Song Event #1 Event #2 1 1 1 1 Comedy Rap Trip Accident 2 2 2 2 Drama Ballad Surprise Birth 3 3 3 3 Crime Hymn Visitor Party 4 4 4 4 Romance Heavy Metal Class Gift Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 69. Type Song Event #1 Event #2 1 1 1 1 Comedy Rap Trip Accident 2 2 2 2 Drama Ballad Surprise Birth 3 3 3 3 Crime Hymn Visitor Party 4 4 4 4 Romance Heavy Metal Class Gift Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 70. Problem: How can we improve SAGE? Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 71. Events Services Media Participants 1 1 1 1 Social Guest Spkrs Web DE Students 2 2 2 2 Educational Conferences Pod/Webcast Alumni 3 3 3 3 Field Trips Networking Email Professionals 4 4 4 4 Outreach Advocacy Wiki Faculty Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 72. Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 73. Technique 3: Brute Think Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 74. Technique 3: Brute Think Page 157 Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 75. Melioration Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 76. Melioration Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 77. Melioration Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas A valuable skill for an information society Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 78. Melioration Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas A valuable skill for an information society Not explicitly taught in schools Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 79. Melioration Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas A valuable skill for an information society Not explicitly taught in schools Described by David Passig, Bar-Ilan University Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 80. Melioration Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas A valuable skill for an information society Not explicitly taught in schools Described by David Passig, Bar-Ilan University Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 81. Exercise Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 82. Exercise Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 83. Exercise Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters Group B, generate a list of concepts about balloons Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 84. Exercise Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters Group B, generate a list of concepts about balloons Group C, generate a list of concepts about Communism Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 85. Exercise Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters Group B, generate a list of concepts about balloons Group C, generate a list of concepts about Communism Then I’ll give you a problem Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 86. Exercise Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters Group B, generate a list of concepts about balloons Group C, generate a list of concepts about Communism Then I’ll give you a problem Thursday, February 12, 2009
    • 87. Homework Read the Passig articles. Start your lesson. Go as far as the Task and Introduction. Choose a chapter from Michalko to teach others next time and make slides for it. Thursday, February 12, 2009

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