Teaching Creative Problem Solving Skills.

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

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Teaching Creative Problem Solving Skills.

  1. 1. Teaching Creativity Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  4. 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. 5. According to Forrester Research 1 in 9 jobs in the US information technology industry will move overseas by 2010. Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  10. 10. Visit India's office parks and you'll see Thursday, February 12, 2009
  11. 11. Visit India's office parks and you'll see chartered accountants preparing American tax returns, Thursday, February 12, 2009
  12. 12. lawyers researching American lawsuits, and Thursday, February 12, 2009
  13. 13. lawyers researching American lawsuits, and radiologists reading CAT scans for US hospitals. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  14. 14. To flourish in this age, we'll need to supplement our well-developed high tech abilities with aptitudes like.... Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  16. 16. the ability to create artistic and emotional beauty, Thursday, February 12, 2009
  17. 17. the ability to create artistic and emotional beauty, to detect patterns and opportunities, Thursday, February 12, 2009
  18. 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. 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. 20. Course Goals Thursday, February 12, 2009
  21. 21. Course Goals Use specific techniques to improve creative thinking Thursday, February 12, 2009
  22. 22. Course Goals Use specific techniques to improve creative thinking Identify problems that invite creativity Thursday, February 12, 2009
  23. 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. 24. How Are You Creative? Write down 10 instances in which you did something creative Thursday, February 12, 2009
  25. 25. Case 1 Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  28. 28. Dr. Sandra Hall Thursday, February 12, 2009
  29. 29. Elegant Solutions Thursday, February 12, 2009
  30. 30. Elegant Solutions The iPhone Thursday, February 12, 2009
  31. 31. Elegant Solutions The iPhone The double helix Thursday, February 12, 2009
  32. 32. Elegant Solutions The iPhone The double helix Slumdog Millionaire Thursday, February 12, 2009
  33. 33. Elegant Solutions Make You Smile Thursday, February 12, 2009
  34. 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. 35. How do you know when you’ve posed an elegant problem? Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  38. 38. Can We Improve the Wanted Poster Project? Thursday, February 12, 2009
  39. 39. Give students more opportunities to generate Thursday, February 12, 2009
  40. 40. Give students more opportunities to transform Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  42. 42. Circle the correct answer The men was/were walking down the street. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  43. 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. 44. What would you do to make the periodic table an elegant problem? Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  47. 47. Case 2 Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  50. 50. What would you do to turn this into an elegant problem? Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  53. 53. Technique 1: Brainstorming Thursday, February 12, 2009
  54. 54. Technique 1: Brainstorming Page 311 Thursday, February 12, 2009
  55. 55. Brainstorming Thursday, February 12, 2009
  56. 56. Brainstorming Name a leader and recorder Thursday, February 12, 2009
  57. 57. Brainstorming Name a leader and recorder Define the topic being brainstormed Thursday, February 12, 2009
  58. 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. 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. 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. 61. Problem: How can we improve NE 271? Thursday, February 12, 2009
  62. 62. LUNCH BREAK Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  64. 64. Technique 2: Idea Box Thursday, February 12, 2009
  65. 65. Technique 2: Idea Box Page 117 Thursday, February 12, 2009
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  67. 67. Task for Learners: Write a Short Skit Thursday, February 12, 2009
  68. 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. 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. 70. Problem: How can we improve SAGE? Thursday, February 12, 2009
  71. 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
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  73. 73. Technique 3: Brute Think Thursday, February 12, 2009
  74. 74. Technique 3: Brute Think Page 157 Thursday, February 12, 2009
  75. 75. Melioration Thursday, February 12, 2009
  76. 76. Melioration Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas Thursday, February 12, 2009
  77. 77. Melioration Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas A valuable skill for an information society Thursday, February 12, 2009
  78. 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. 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. 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. 81. Exercise Thursday, February 12, 2009
  82. 82. Exercise Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters Thursday, February 12, 2009
  83. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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