Turn Up The Questions!
Andrew Forman - AP/HRE & Fatima Rich - AP/BSE
- What would your job be if you weren't in education?
What Type of Questions Lead Students to Creative Thinking?
FLUENCY: Activity #1: What are all of the possible uses for your item?
FLEXIBILITY: Activity #2: Should the word "under God" be in the Pledge of Allegiance?
ORIGINALITY: Activity #3: In small groups, how can you show 24?
Challenge: How can your group show 24 as a shape?
ELABORATION: Activity #4: Use the Ipad to complete the drawing.
As students become more fluent in generating ideas, for example, they want to explain and embellish upon them. Elaboration takes an inspiring or original idea and completes it. Sometimes "the devil is in the details" to accomplish a creative task.
What was different with your first set of questions and new questions?
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Flexibility - stretching thinking
Originality - new ideas
Elaboration - add details