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ERIC Number: ED411185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 183
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-088280-082-5
Making Changes: A Futures-Oriented Course in Inventive Problem Solving. Teacher's Guide.
Thomas, John W.
This 1981 guide is designed to be used with a workbook offering students opportunities to engage in creative problem solving. The book contains four units with 23 lessons. Unit 1 addresses problem solving and contains nine lessons: (1) "New and Different Thinking"; (2) "Open and Closed Problems"; (3) "Stating a Problem"; (4) "Defining a Problem"; (5) "Brainstorming"; (6) "Groups"; (7) "Thinking of Ideas"; (8) "Judging Ideas"; and (9) "Seesaw." Unit 2 introduces futures studies and includes the lessons: (10) "Futures Studies"; (11) "Forecasting the Future"; (12) "Accelerating Trends"; (13) "Constructing Forecasts with a Cross-Impact Matrix"; and (14) "Food and People." Unit 3 teaches an addition problem-solving process and has the lessons: (15) "Introduction to Analogies"; (16)"Personal Analogies"; (17) "Key Words and Clash Statements"; (18) "Analogy Excursions"; (19) "The Windmill Problem"; and (20) "Project Vista." Unit 4 concentrates on two methods for specifying consequences and exploring alternative futures and includes: (21) "Using Future Wheels To Construct Forecasts"; (22) "Using Scenarios To Construct Forecasts"; and (23) "Life in Vista." The reference section contains a discussion about students in groups, techniques for generating ideas, a description of future studies, and a 149-item bibliography. (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For student lesson book, see ED 199 175.