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ERIC Number: EJ1157278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Think Inside the Box
Spencer, John
Educational Leadership, v75 n2 p38-42 Oct 2017
Besides "thinking outside the box," the creativity needed to solve problems often involves thinking differently about the box, finding a new approach or off-beat way to use the materials, conditions, and even constraints that one has. Spencer discusses creative constraint--what happens when a problem solver runs into barriers that make her find a new route. At times, constraints lead directly to the features that make for an innovative solution. Spencer shows how to help students embrace creative constraint as they tackle problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Phoenix)
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