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ERIC Number: ED343813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Creative Problem-Solving.
Grupas, Angela
Educators can help themselves and others improve their creative thinking. Before the improvement can begin, there must be a common understanding of what creativity is. Edward Land described creativity as the sudden cessation of stupidity. Several barriers to creative thinking include boredom, lack of challenge, believing expertise in a particular area is necessary for creativity in that field, and not realizing that creativity involves hard work. Four steps to help improve creative thinking include: (1) preparation--in order to get a good idea it is necessary to have several ideas; (2) incubation--letting the subconscious do the work; (3) illumination--"Eureka, I've got it!"; and (4) verification--filling in the details and following a linear plan. Ideas must be translated into a plan of action in order for change to occur. Finally, creativity training must be everyone's responsibility. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Missouri Association of Community and Junior Colleges (November 15-17, 1990).