Creativity. Maqsood Consultant QE & Research. What is creativity ?. Creativity is Looking at things from a different point of view. Or
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To Identify problems:
To Solve problems:
To develop sensitivity to other problems:
Expression of individual uniqueness:
Means of self-expression
Nurture emotional development
Enhance intellectual growth
Explore the world
Means of increasing self worth
Nurture physical development:
Nurture Social development
A child's creative activity can help teachers to learn more about what the child may be thinking or feeling.
Means of leading richer lives
a) Asking “what if questions…..”
Examples of what if questions
If children get stuck the teacher may give a response to jump starts the children’s thinking For example they could say "If plants could walk, they would probably go to school.”
Give child an object or a situation and ask them what changes they would make... In the end children must start asking them selves this question.
c) Asking “How can we make something better/How can I improve this……?
Give child an object or a situation and ask them to improve it the way they would like it to be. In the end children must start asking them selves:
c) Asking "in-how-many-different-ways" questions?
d) Show the child a picture, then ask questions such as:
e) Ask questions with lots of answers
Any time a child is asked a question, which requires a variety of answers, the creative thinking skills are being enhanced. Here are some examples using the concept of water:
f) Generating solutions through questioning
For example lets assume that a child has broken something, instead of saying: "Do you think we should glue this?" we can say something like,"What do you think can be done about this?"
g) Asking “How would you….” Questions
h) Imagine being something
Show children something or ask them to hold or touch something and ask them to imagine themselves as that object.
i) Place a child in a different time and place
For instance, ask a child to describe how he or she would cook a meal without silverware, dishes, etc.
j) Ask a child to describe a problem or an event by using pictures instead of words.
k) Tell children stories
l) Combining two or more ideas, products, feelings etc to produce a new one
m) Ask "How can we” do this in a totally new way
This is way of generating a completely different idea to do something instead of improving something existing.
n) Find a new application for something old
Children may come up with the existing uses encourage them until they come up with original responses, e.g. unusual uses without the worry that it may be wrong, since nothing is wrong the more they freely think the better original ideas they come up with.
o) Writing stories
Children who cannot write can dictate a story and then they can illustrate it.
For encouraging creative writing stir up the students' imaginations with the following:
p) Play with children “Lets pretend”
q) Ask children to tell a story
r) Use role-playing
s) Encourage if-then thinking.
t) Creative Play
u) Collect thing and making something from it
v) Creating pictures
w) Encourage creative movement
x) Talking about TV programs
z) Ask children to come up with solutions for dealing with everyday problems
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