Getting Creative andThinking Critically: A Guide for Implementation
It takes critical thinking in order to be creative Developing Creativity Developing Critical Thinking
Developing Creativity in Your Students Modeling Questioning Allowing Opportunities Encouraging Ideas Building Self-Efficacy
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!!
Allowing Opportunities / Encouraging IdeasAllowing Opportunities Encouraging Ideas Allow students Encourage your opportunities to be students to be creative! creative in their thinking
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.
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.
Debate / Cooperative Learning Debate Cooperative LearningStructured debates on Cooperative learningissues will cause opportunities thatstudents to think feature meaningful activities foster students critical thinking development
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.