Strategies for developing creativity and critical thinking
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  • 1. Getting Creative andThinking Critically: A Guide for Implementation
  • 2. It takes critical thinking in order to be creative Developing Creativity Developing Critical Thinking
  • 3. Developing Creativity in Your Students Modeling Questioning Allowing Opportunities Encouraging Ideas Building Self-Efficacy
  • 4. Modeling / Questioning Modeling QuestioningBe sure to show Questions generatestudents what you ideas! Use them toexpect. When they spark creative flames!see your creativeprocess they learntheirs!!
  • 5. Allowing Opportunities / Encouraging IdeasAllowing Opportunities Encouraging Ideas Allow students Encourage your opportunities to be students to be creative! creative in their thinking
  • 6. Building Self-Efficacy Sometimes teachers unintentionally limitwhat students can do by sendingmessages that express or imply limits onstudents potential accomplishments. Letyour students know that they possess theability to meet all of lifes challenges—theirjob is to decide how hard they will work tomeet the challenges.
  • 7. Developing Critical Thinking Questioning Discussion Debate Cooperative Learning Case Studies
  • 8. Questioning / Discussion Questioning DiscussionQuestions should move Teacher lead discussionsfrom the lower levels of that feature higher orderBloom’s Taxonomy to thinking questions willhigher order thinking develop critical thinkingquestions skills. Depending on comfort level these discussions may be student lead.
  • 9. Debate / Cooperative Learning Debate Cooperative LearningStructured debates on Cooperative learningissues will cause opportunities thatstudents to think feature meaningful activities foster students critical thinking development
  • 10. Case StudiesThe teacher presents a case (or story) tothe class without a conclusion. Usingprepared questions, the teacher thenleads students through a discussion,allowing students to construct aconclusion for the case.