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  • 1. Creative Thinking Trainer:Carmelo Pollichino Twitter: @c.pollichino E-mail: carmelo.pollichino@gmail.com
  • 2. Mechanism of our brain
  • 3. Thinking is a voluntary action Intelligence Thinking ≠ Critical Thinking Creative Thinking ≠ !
  • 4. Intelligence (engine) is a potential Thinking (driver) is an operative skill
  • 5. Left Right Rational Pratical Logical Linear Analytical Mathematical Emotional Creative Immaginative Intuitive Holistic Expanded
  • 6. Critical Thinking Creative Thinking • Analytical • Judgmental • Selective • Probability • Left brain • Yes but… • Generative • Non-judgmental • Expansive • Possibility • Right brain • Yes and…
  • 7. criticial thinking “the process we use to reflect on, assess and judge the assumption underlying our own and others ideas and efforts” creative thinking “the process we use to develop ideas that are unique, useful and worthy of further elaboration.” The University of Michigan “Criticial and Creative Thinking” Page at umich.edu sees
  • 8. with critical thinking you can find wrong answers with creative thinking you can find wrong questions
  • 9. When you think creatively you are exploring many new ideas When you are thinking critically you are making choices
  • 10. START SOLUTION Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 ERROR! Linear Model
  • 11. START Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step SOLUTION BEST SOLUTION NEW IDEA Random Model
  • 12. Thinking process is like a kayak with 2 paddles, one is creative thinking while the other rapresents critical thinking
  • 13. divergent convergent
  • 14. divergent convergent
  • 15. Critical Mindset Creative Mindset • Certain • Flexible • Closed to new information • Open to learning • Demanding respect • Respecting others • Isolating and analyzing ideas • Connecting ideas • Avoiding change • Adapting to the unexpected • Embracing correctness • Embracing ambiguity • Going through the motion • Having fun • Using tried and true methods • Discovering new ways • Assessing and judging ideas • Developing unique and useful ideas • Seeing urelated events • Seeing connection • Seeing gaps and inconsistencies as failure • Seeing gaps and inconsistencies as clues • Spotting wrong answers • Spotting wrong questions • Criticizing the offbeat • Embracing the different • Reacting • Anticipating • Seeing failure as failure • Seeing failure as learning • Describing what is • Embracing possibility
  • 16. Six Thinking Hats® The main difficulty of thinking is confusion emotions informations logic hope creativity Help to do one thing at a time Create a map of think
  • 17. Six Thinking Hats® www.debonofoundation.co.uk www.skills4me.eu
  • 18. Six Thinking Hats®
  • 19. White Hat Information • Information we know • Information we need • How are we going to get that information? • Determines accuracy and relevance • Look at Other People’s Views (O.P.V.)
  • 20. Red Hat Feelings, Intuition, Gut Instinct • Permission to express feelings • No need to justify • Represents feelings right now • Keep it short • A key ingredient in decision making
  • 21. Black Hat Risks, Difficulties and Problems • The skeptical view • Reasons must be given • Points out Thinking that does not fit the facts, experience, regulations, strategy, values • Points out potential problems
  • 22. Yellow Hat • Benefits and The optimistic view • Reasons must be given • Needs more effort than the black hat • Find the benefits and values • Considers both short and long- term perspectives Benefits and Feasibility
  • 23. Green Hat New Ideas, Possibilities • Creative thinking • Seeks alternatives and possibilities • Removes faults • Doesn’t have to be logical • Generates new concepts
  • 24. Blue Hat Managing the Thinking • “Control” hat • Organizes the thinking • Sets the focus and agenda • Summarizes and concludes • Ensures that the rules are observed
  • 25. Information Feelings, Intuition, Gut Instinct Risks, Difficulties and Problems Benefits and Feasibility New Ideas, Possibilities Managing the Thinking
  • 26. Six Thinking Hats® IDEA GENERATION