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Developing creative thinking and creativity

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Developing creative thinking and creativity

  1. 1. DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING
  2. 2. POSING QUESTIONSRecall questions to check vertical knowledgeWait before accepting answersComprehension questions to check for studentunderstanding of concepts or ideasWait after answers for additional student inputHigher level questions to develop higher levelthinkingDevelop student skills for reflective skepticism
  3. 3. INCORPORATE TECHNOLOGYResearch by student to support positionDevelop higher thinking presentations by studentsWeb research of other cultures for studyStudy foreign student(s) culture for researchCollaboration with other schools onlineDevelop rules for Web searching
  4. 4. PREPLANNED QUESTIONSFocus discussion boundariesIntroduction of new concepts – check forunderstandingDifferentiate questions to aid students in usingdifferent types of thinkingDevise questions to help students form, and thenquestion opinions
  5. 5. GROUP PROBLEM SOLVINGLearning to work in groups – high level answers toposed problemsNo way – Best way; support your group’s solutionIntra-group cooperation – group dynamic skillsInter-group competition – teamwork and pressureHigher order thinking problems to stimulate groupLearn to combine differing talents to succeed
  6. 6. MODELING CRITICAL THINKING Have groups develop a sample problem Brainstorm with groups to develop questions to guide problem solution discuss importance of activating previous knowledge Show process of analyzing information to reach solution Model research techniques with technology Discuss potential obstacles and ways to cross them Present solution for higher order discussion by groups
  7. 7. DEVELOPING CREATIVITY
  8. 8. MODELINGShow students how to be CreativeBuild student confidenceBe creative yourselfMake it FUNMistakes are OKAYTry different materialsAllow students to discover
  9. 9. DISCUSSION QUESTIONSIntegrate subjects to stimulate creativityAllow time after questions for higher thinkingAllow time after answer for others to engageHelp students discover vertical knowledgeDevelop questions to help students self-assessStudent devised questions for discussionBuild to higher level questions for higher thinking
  10. 10. SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Reward creativity Applaud risk takers No wrong answer, just different views Try different technologies to stimulate creativity Help students build on their creativity Find out what excites them Show that frustration is part of learning Help students to imagine and explore alternatives
  11. 11. REAL LIFE ISSUESDiscover your students experiences, tell them yoursHonest, truthful, and sincere and expect it returnedAsk students to look at issues from alternateviewpointsSelf-image exploration by studentsPeer evaluations and cross assessment of projectsTime management skills for lifeHelp students recognize the importance of content
  12. 12. GROUP/PARTNER WORKCollaboration increases creativityLet groups design their own projectAllow options to demonstrate learningDefine obstacles as learning opportunitiesDiscuss anxiety and self-control for successDiscuss learning obstacles you have encounteredDesign questions to help groups handle obstaclesShow how to Identify and challenge assumptions

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