#MYPChat Approaches to Learning: Creative Thinking Skills Cluster

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The #CreativeThinking Cluster of ATTL includes skills in knowledge creation, application, prediction, adaptation, imagination.
Q1. What is #CreativeThinking? What is it NOT? #MYPChat
Q2. How do you try to encourage #CreativeThinking in your own classes? #MYPChat
Q3. How can we help students "consider multiple alternatives" in their #CreativeThinking? #MYPChat
Q4. How can we overcome stereotypes in ourselves & colleagues with regard to subjects & #CreativeThinking? #MYPChat
Q5. Free discussion and sharing experience/resources with the Creative Thinking Cluster. #MYPChat

How can students be creative?

Generating novel ideas and considering new perspectives
From Planners to Practices: ATL resources wikispace
  • Use brainstorming and visual diagrams to generate new ideas and inquiries
  • Consider multiple alternatives, including those that might be unlikely or impossible
  • Create novel solutions to authentic problems
  • Make unexpected or unusual connections between objects and/or ideas
  • Design improvements to existing machines, media and technologies
  • Design new machines, media and technologies
  • Make guesses, ask “what if” questions and generate testable hypotheses
  • Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes
  • Create original works and ideas; use existing works and ideas in new ways
  • Practise flexible thinking—develop multiple opposing, contradictory and complementary arguments
  • Practise visible thinking strategies and techniques
  • Generate metaphors and analogies

  • MYP: From Principles to Practice (pre-publication), pages 90 onwards.
  • OCC link: pre-pub FPIP
  • ATTL Wikispace, Creative Thinking Cluster: ATL resources wikispace
    • If this is OK'd as fair use, we can use the wikispace to develop a community resource for teaching and mapping the Approaches to Teaching and Learning.

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Each skills cluster has a set of defined skills that can be developed.
Example: (Source: OCC link: pre-pub FPIP)

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