at the request of the.S. If we thought deeply about almost any of the answers which we glibly give to children, we would recognize that we don't really have a satisfactory answer to most of their questions. Tutorial on Creativity, Brainstorming and Innovation from Infinite Innovations Ltd. Namely, "What intellectual standards does the program articulate and teach?" I think you will first find that the person is puzzled about what you mean.
All thinking, in short, is a creation of the mind's work, and when it is disciplined so as to be well-integrated into our experience, it is a new creation precisely because of the inevitable novelty of that integration. And we don't require any intricate skills to do that fairly well. For example, one of the major programs asks teachers to encourage students to make inferences and use analogies, but is silent about how to teach students to assess the inferences they make and the strengths and weaknesses of the analogies they use. We rarely join the quest with our children. Let us hope that enough of us will have the fortitude and vision to grasp this reality and transform our lives and our schools accordingly. Osborne - This page links to great resources on creative thinking.