Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners: by Jerry D Flack, Karen Meador

By Jerry D Flack, Karen Meador

Can creativity learn? completely! And Meador exhibits you precisely easy methods to nourish creativity and problem-solving talents on your scholars. After offering legitimate versions of inventive thinkers showing in amazing kid's literature, she deals numerous actions you should use to strengthen artistic approaches via fluency, flexibility, and originality. additionally, there are lists for additional interpreting and instructions for adapting classes. Grades K-4 (adaptable to different grades).

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Why is creative thinking important to young children and how can we defend it as good classroom practice? ) Page xiv Life with a creative husband and two creative children gave me "prior experience" before I read my first book about creativity. We were creating all the time, and I didn't even know it! I did wonder about my first-born who, when he was three, wore socks over his ears and spent many mornings as a dog. But, when my second child built elaborate fantasies and went into hysterics when she "left her imaginary friend" at preschool, I knew I needed to learn more about creativity.

It answers all of the following questions: How can children's books be used to facilitate growth in creative thinking? What are some strategies for writing meaningful activities that facilitate creative thinking? What are some lessons that allow students to think in new and different ways? Can not-so-creative teachers facilitate the development of creative thinking skills in children? What are some quick and easy activities to use with students? Why is creative thinking important to young children and how can we defend it as good classroom practice?

Experience using them with children has demonstrated the need occasionally to make adaptations, so feel free to add to them or to take out sections and make them right for your students. Page 1 Chapter 1 Fluency Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have. Emile Chartier Definition and Explanation Fluency is the ability to produce a quantity of ideas, answers, or problem solutions. E. Paul Torrance (1979) discussed fluency as the ability to produce and consider many alternatives.

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