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    • Thinking Together: A Thinking Styles Approach to Group Creativity A Workshop for the PS21 EXCEL Convention, 28 Nov 2008 Noel E K Tan, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
    • Workshop Big Ideas • Individual creativity may be limited • Group creativity is based on collaboration • However, groups often report low creativity • Individuals believe they can perform better than groups Noel E K Tan, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
    • Check-ins • In pairs, discuss what creativity is • Share at the table your discoveries and questions. Noel E K Tan, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
    • Check-ins • Cards - Purpose: Identify thinking preferences, introduce each other • What’s your creative outlet? Noel E K Tan, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
    • Thinking Attributes Defined Clear thinker Intuitive about ideas Logical problem solver Imaginative Enjoys math Visionary Rational Enjoys the unusual Learns by mental analysis Learns by experimenting Practical thinker Intuitive about people Likes guidelines Socially aware Cautious of new ideas Sympathetic Predictable Empathetic Learns by doing Learns from others Behavioral Attributes Defined EXPRESSIVENESS The outward display of emotions toward others and the world at large ASSERTIVENESSS The degree of energy invested in expressing thoughts, feelings and beliefs FLEXIBILITY Willingness to accommodate to the thoughts and actions of others
    • Advertisements as Creative Outputs • Ads are egs of creative outputs you see everyday • Targetted at specific thinking styles, • Ad Exercise : Which thinking styles are targetted by the ads you’ve been given? Noel E K Tan, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
    • Mental Models • Our mental representation of something existing in the real world. • May not be accurate. • We bring our mental models into group life, affecting group creativity. Noel E K Tan, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
    • Group Creativity • Mental Models of common behaviours: • Expressiveness • Assertiveness • Flexibility Noel E K Tan, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
    • Expressiveness the outward display of emotions toward others and the world-at-large 1/3 2/3 3/3 Quiet Alone Reserved Spontaneous Gregarious Performer
    • Assertiveness the degree of energy invested in expressing thoughts, beliefs and feelings 1/3 2/3 3/3 Peacekeeper Amiable Easy going Competitive Driving Telling Emergenetics ® LLC
    • Flexibility the willingness to accommodate to the thoughts and actions of others 1/3 2/3 3/3 Likes Likes Strong Likes Likes Puts defined control opinions different ambiguity others’ situations points of view needs before self
    • Creative Output • In your groups, create: • a sculpture of cards • an advertisement to sell it, to reach all 4 thinking styles Noel E K Tan, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
    • Group Creativity • Creative results based on: • Commitment • Communications (debate?) • Collaboration Noel E K Tan, 2008. All Rights Reserved.
    • For more info: • Email Noel E K Tan at noel@go- trailblazer.com