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W elcome to my collection of pages on varied aspects related to creativity and creative processes. I use many of the following ideas and concepts in my course on creativity - The creative teacher - ED 784 (formerly ED 794). Many of the pages are a synthesis of other authors' concepts and work, some are original materials, and others are interpretations of material I've collected over the years and are of unknown origins.
One hour of increased brain activity via innovative thinking or experiencing new stimuli can make you smarter, more energetic, more creative, more sociable, and more open to new experiences and ways of thinking. The key ingredients are to be open to new experiences and to make changes in previous ways of thinking about these experiences. Here are some of the endless numbers of activities that can stimulate your brain. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Top Ten Argument Mapping Tutorials . Six online tutorials in argument mapping, a core requirement for advanced critical thinking. The Skeptic's Dictionary - over 400 definitions and essays. The Fallacy Files by Gary Curtis.
The How-To of DirectedCreativity DirectedCreativity is creativity for serious, action-oriented people. The DirectedCreativity ToolKit is a wide-ranging catalogue of practical methods from the field of creative thinking and innovation in business.
Thinking Dispositions: A review of current theories, practices, and issues by Shari Tishman and Albert Andrade Introduction What does it mean to be a good thinker?
Bottom line, two kinds of thinking take place in an organization: Convergent thinking (i.e. linear, logical, left-brained thinking) and divergent thinking (i.e. playful, associative, right-brained thinking). Both are needed. Both, indeed, are sides of the same coin. In our experience, however, divergent thinking is in woeful short-supply these days.
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences Originally prepared by: Lynn Gilman (Fall 2001) Revised: Outline ( back to top )
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