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ERIC Number: ED441874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Thinking Outside the Box: A Self-Teaching Guide for Educational Leaders.
Blendinger, Jack; McGrath, Vincent
The purpose of this self-teaching guide is to assist educators in assessing their capability of thinking outside the box in solving problems. The content is based on training sessions and research papers presented at various conferences during the 1999-2000 academic year. "Thinking outside the box" (TOB) is defined as a problem-solving power that everyone possesses when thinking differently from conventional thought. Putting TOB into practice requires these three steps: (1) asking the right questions; (2) testing assumptions; and (3) making creative leaps. Following the body of the paper, section A contains a problem solving exercise with 10 riddles designed for 2 participants. One person should try to solve these riddles while a partner serves as coach. Section B contains 10 additional riddles, and the participants should trade roles so that both can practice problem solving and coaching. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A