Throughout the years, many creative thinking skills models and programs have been generated from educators, seeking to describe the essential elements of thinking and/or to develop a systematic approach to teaching thinking skills as part of the school curricula.
Three models are illustrated below in this introduction.
Make a decision by selecting one or two problems that provide the best options for an inventive solution.
(Duplicate the Planning and Decision-Making Framework) Step Four: Begin an Inventor's Log or Journal.
A record of your ideas and work will help you develop your invention and protect it when completed.
Thesis Writing Course Syllabus - The Concept Of Critical And Creative Thinking
Use Activity Form - Young Inventor's Log to help students understand what can be included on every page.
Step Five: To illustrate why record-keeping is important, read the following story about Daniel Drawbaugh who said that he invented the telephone, but didn't have one single paper or record to prove it.
Long before Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent application in 1875, Daniel Drawbaugh claimed to have invented the telephone.
Make sure to follow the rules for brainstorming in Activity 1.
Step 4: Using literature, ask your students to create a new ending to a story, change a character or situation within a story, or create a new beginning for the story that would result in the same ending.