Teaching Creativity
                               Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University


Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
According to Forrester Research
                    1 in 9 jobs in the US information
                   technology indust...
According to Forrester Research
                    1 in 9 jobs in the US information
                   technology indust...
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Visit India's office parks and you'll see




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Visit India's office parks and you'll see

            chartered accountants preparing American
            tax returns,


...
lawyers researching American lawsuits, and



Thursday, February 12, 2009
lawyers researching American lawsuits, and

            radiologists reading CAT scans for US hospitals.

Thursday, Februa...
To flourish in this age,
              we'll need to supplement
              our well-developed high
              tech ab...
Thursday, February 12, 2009
the ability to create artistic and emotional
              beauty,




Thursday, February 12, 2009
the ability to create artistic and emotional
              beauty,

              to detect patterns and opportunities,


...
the ability to create artistic and emotional
              beauty,

              to detect patterns and opportunities,

 ...
the ability to create artistic and emotional
              beauty,

              to detect patterns and opportunities,

 ...
Course Goals




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Course Goals


              Use specific techniques to improve creative thinking




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Course Goals


              Use specific techniques to improve creative thinking

              Identify problems that inv...
Course Goals


              Use specific techniques to improve creative thinking

              Identify problems that inv...
How Are You Creative?



              Write down 10 instances in which you did something creative




Thursday, February ...
Case 1



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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Dr. Sandra Hall




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Elegant Solutions




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Elegant Solutions


              The iPhone




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Elegant Solutions


              The iPhone

              The double helix




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Elegant Solutions


              The iPhone

              The double helix

              Slumdog Millionaire



Thursda...
Elegant Solutions Make
                         You Smile



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Elegant Problems

              Fluency of responses

               Flexibility of problem space

               Room for...
How do you know when
               you’ve posed an elegant
                      problem?


Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Can We Improve the
                     Wanted Poster Project?



Thursday, February 12, 2009
Give students more
              opportunities to generate



Thursday, February 12, 2009
Give students more
          opportunities to transform



Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Circle the correct answer

    The men was/were walking down the street.




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Circle the correct answer

    The men was/were walking down the street.


                      Write a seven-word senten...
What would you do to
           make the periodic table an
              elegant problem?


Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Case 2



Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
What would you do to turn
           this into an elegant
                 problem?


Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Technique 1: Brainstorming




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Technique 1: Brainstorming




              Page 311



Thursday, February 12, 2009
Brainstorming




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Brainstorming

              Name a leader and recorder




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Brainstorming

              Name a leader and recorder

              Define the topic being brainstormed




Thursday, Fe...
Brainstorming

              Name a leader and recorder

              Define the topic being brainstormed

              S...
Brainstorming

              Name a leader and recorder

              Define the topic being brainstormed

              S...
Brainstorming

              Name a leader and recorder

              Define the topic being brainstormed

              S...
Problem: How can we
                         improve NE 271?



Thursday, February 12, 2009
LUNCH BREAK

Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Technique 2: Idea Box




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Technique 2: Idea Box




               Page 117



Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Task for Learners:
                              Write a Short Skit



Thursday, February 12, 2009
Type       Song       Event #1   Event #2

                          1               1            1          1
           ...
Type       Song       Event #1   Event #2

                          1               1            1          1
           ...
Problem: How can we
                          improve SAGE?



Thursday, February 12, 2009
Events        Services     Media       Participants

                                1           1          1             ...
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Technique 3: Brute Think




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Technique 3: Brute Think




               Page 157



Thursday, February 12, 2009
Melioration




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Melioration

                    Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Melioration

                    Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas

                    A valuable skill for...
Melioration

                    Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas

                    A valuable skill for...
Melioration

                    Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas

                    A valuable skill for...
Melioration

                    Ability to make combinations of disparate ideas

                    A valuable skill for...
Exercise




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Exercise

              Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters




Thursday, February 12, 2009
Exercise

              Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters

              Group B, generate a list...
Exercise

              Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters

              Group B, generate a list...
Exercise

              Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters

              Group B, generate a list...
Exercise

              Group A, generate a list of concepts, ideas about lobsters

              Group B, generate a list...
Homework


              Read the Passig articles.

              Start your lesson. Go as far as the Task and Introductio...
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Teaching Creative Problem Solving Skills.

  1. 1. Teaching Creativity Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University Thursday, February 12, 2009
  2. 2. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  3. 3. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  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
  6. 6. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  7. 7. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  8. 8. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  9. 9. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  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
  15. 15. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  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
  26. 26. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  27. 27. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  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
  36. 36. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  37. 37. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  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
  41. 41. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  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
  45. 45. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  46. 46. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  47. 47. Case 2 Thursday, February 12, 2009
  48. 48. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  49. 49. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  50. 50. What would you do to turn this into an elegant problem? Thursday, February 12, 2009
  51. 51. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  52. 52. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  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
  63. 63. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  64. 64. Technique 2: Idea Box Thursday, February 12, 2009
  65. 65. Technique 2: Idea Box Page 117 Thursday, February 12, 2009
  66. 66. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  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
  72. 72. Thursday, February 12, 2009
  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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