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Teaching for Successful Intelligence : To Increase Student Learning and Achievement. by Grigorenko, Elena L.(DLC)1600791; Sternberg, Robert J.(DLC)1676034;
Intro -- Dedication -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Why Teach for Successful Intelligence? -- Who Is This Book For? -- How Is This Book Arranged? -- About the Authors -- Part I: Understanding Successful Intelligence -- 1. What Is Successful Intelligence? -- A Grizzly Bearâs Lunch -- Defining Successful Intelligence -- The Triarchy of Thinking Abilities -- Conclusion -- 2. Examining the Theory of Successful Intelligence -- Does Successful Intelligence Work in the Classroom? -- Why Are Conventional Notions of Intelligence Still Prevalent? -- 3. Successful Intelligence in Life and in School -- Successful Intelligence in Life: The Changing Demands of the Larger World -- Successful Intelligence in School: Giving Everybody a Fair Chance -- Part II: Building Successful Intelligence Abilities -- 4. Teaching for Analytical Thinking -- Problem Solving -- Lesson 1: Identify the Problem -- Lesson 2: Allocate Resources -- Lesson 3: Represent and Organize Information -- Lesson 4: Formulate a Strategy -- Lesson 5: Monitor Problem-Solving Strategies -- Lesson 6: Evaluate Solutions -- Lesson 7: Additional Prompts for Analytical Thinking -- 5. Teaching for Creative Thinking -- The Investment View of Creativity: Buying Low and Selling High -- Balancing Analytical, Creative, and Practical Abilities -- Lesson 8: Redefine the Problem -- Lesson 9: Question and Analyze Assumptions -- Lesson 10: Sell Creative Ideas -- Lesson 11: Generate Ideas -- Lesson 12: Recognize the Two Faces of Knowledge -- Lesson 13: Identify and Surmount Obstacles -- Lesson 14: Take Sensible Risks -- Lesson 15: Tolerate Ambiguity -- Lesson 16: Build Self-Efficacy -- Lesson 17: Uncover True Interests -- Lesson 18: Delay Gratification -- Lesson 19: Model Creativity -- Lesson 20: Additional Prompts for Creative Thinking -- 6. Teaching for Practical Thinking.Lesson 21: Become Motivated -- Lesson 22: Control Impulses -- Lesson 23: Persevere, But Donât Perseverate -- Lesson 24: Use the Right Abilities -- Lesson 25: Act on a Plan -- Lesson 26: Become Oriented to the Product -- Lesson 27: Complete Tasks -- Lesson 28: Make a Commitment -- Lesson 29: Take a Risk -- Lesson 30: Donât Procrastinate -- Lesson 31: Assign Responsibility -- Lesson 32: Manage Self-Pity -- Lesson 33: Be Independent -- Lesson 34: Handle Personal Difficulties -- Lesson 35: Concentrate -- Lesson 36: Schedule Accordingly -- Lesson 37: Set Priorities -- Lesson 38: Balance Thinking Skills -- Lesson 39: Develop Self-Confidence -- Lesson 40: Additional Prompts for Practical Thinking -- Part III: Developing Successful Intelligence Units -- 7. Framing Triarchic Instruction and Assessment Units -- The Nuts and Bolts of TIA -- What TIA Means -- What TIA Does Not Mean -- The Structure of TIA Units -- Pre-TIA Activities -- Designing a TIA Unit -- Implementing TIA -- 8. Putting It All Together: A Comprehensive Illustration of Lessons for Teaching for Successful Intelligence -- Introduction to the Unit -- Unit Lesson 1: Introduction -- Unit Lesson 2: Analytical -- Unit Lesson 3: Practical -- Unit Lesson 4: Creative -- Unit Homework -- Unit Assessment -- Conclusion -- Resource: Grade Level Activities -- References -- Index.Coauthored by two internationally renowned educators and researchers, this resource helps teachers strengthen their classroom practice with lessons that promote successful intelligencea set of abilities that allow students to adapt and succeed within their environment, make the most of their strengths, and learn to compensate for their weaknesses.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Critical Condition : Replacing Critical Thinking with Creativity. by Finn, Patrick.;
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Preface: An Invitation -- Chapter 1 A Foolish Question: Isn't It Time We Replaced Critical Thinking? -- Chapter 2 The Baby and the Bathwater: The Birth of Critical Thinking -- Chapter 3 A Hitch or Two: Polemic, Violence, and the Case for Critical Thinking -- Chapter 4 We Can't Go On Together (with Suspicious Minds) -- Chapter 5 An Immodest Proposal: Let's Replace Critical Thinking with Creative, Loving, Open-Source Thought -- Chapter 6 "Sure, It Works in Practice, but Will It Work in Theory?" -- Chapter 7 Conclusion: An Open Invitation - Some Final Ideas and Questions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W -- Y.Should we stop teaching critical thinking? Meant as a prompt to further discussion, Critical Condition questions the assumption that every student should be turned into a "critical thinker." The book starts with the pre-Socratics and the impact that Socrates' death had on his student Plato and traces the increasingly violent use of critical "attack" on a perceived opponent. From the Roman militarization of debate to the medieval Church's use of defence as a means of forcing confession and submission, the early phases of critical thinking were bound up in a type of attack that Finn suggests does not best serve intellectual inquiry. Recent developments have seen critical thinking become an ideology rather than a critical practice, with levels of debate devolving to the point where most debate becomes ad hominem. Far from arguing that we abandon critical inquiry, the author suggests that we emphasize a more open, loving system of engagement that is not only less inherently violent but also more robust when dealing with vastly more complex networks of information. This book challenges long-held beliefs about the benefits of critical thinking, which is shown to be far too linear to deal with the twenty-first century world. Critical Condition is a call to action unlike any other.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Creative thinking -- Study and teaching (Higher).; Creative thinking; Critical thinking -- Study and teaching (Higher).; Critical thinking; Thought and thinking -- Study and teaching (Higher).; Thought and thinking;
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Innovation Generation : How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas. by Ness, Roberta B.(SAGE)1907912;
Cover -- Contents -- 1 Don't Read this Book -- The Big Picture: Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Innovation -- 2 It All Depends on How You Look at It -- 3 Overcoming Frames -- 4 Say It Like you Mean It -- 5 Overcoming Metaphors -- 6 Check This Out! -- 7 Becoming a Keener Observer -- 8 How Biased Are You? -- 9 Overcoming Bias -- 10 The Brain and Creativity: The Seat of Inspiration -- 11 The Brain and Creativity: Getting Out in Front -- Asking and Answering a Scientific Question Through Innovation -- 12 The Joy of Science -- 13 Asking the Right Question -- 14 How Is a Marriage Like a Matchbox? -- 15 Flip it! -- 16 A Man Walked into a Bar -- 17 The Power of Group Intelligence -- 18 Getting the Most from a Group -- 19 Incubation -- 20 Testing Your Ideas -- 21 That Right Idea -- 22 The Stodginess of Science -- 23 Overcoming the Stodginess of Science -- 24 Innovation Incubators -- References -- Answers to Exercises -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z.Whether you are a student or an established scientist, researcher, or engineer, you can learn to be more innovative. In Innovation Generation, internationally renowned physician and scientist Roberta Ness provides all the tools you need to cast aside your habitual ways of navigating the every-day world and to think "outside the box." Based on an extraordinarily successful program at the University of Texas, this book provides proven techniques to expand your ability to generate original ideas.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
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Engaging Imagination [electronic resource] : Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers by James, Alison.(SAGE)1575821; Brookfield, Stephen D.;
Engaging Imagination; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; How Should You Use This Book?; What This Book Is Not; Overview of Chapters; Audience; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Part 1 Understanding the Role of Imagination in Learning; 1 How Engaging the Imagination Fosters Reflective Thinking; The Three Axioms of Student Engagement; Engagement Is Personally Meaningful; Learning "Sticks" When Multiple Methods Engage the Imagination; Students Are Engaged When Something "Jerks" Them Out of the Routines; How Does Engaging Imagination Connect to Reflection?; What Does It Mean to Be Reflective?Fourteen Elements of Reflective Thinking in StudentsCreativity and Playfulness Are Important; A Degree of Student Freedom Is Essential; The Hegemony of Written Reflection Must Be Challenged; A Degree of Resistance Is Normal; Reflection Can Be Used for Control; Summary; 2 Introducing Reflective Thinking to Students; Clarifying the Elements of Reflective Thinking; Modeling Reflectivity: Examples for Each Reflective Thinking Process; Using Students' Testimony; Student Resistance to Reflective Control; Summary; 3 Connecting Creativity, Imagination, and Play; Emotional IntelligenceThe Place of Creativity in Student and Teacher ReflectionDefining Creativity; Connecting Imagination to Creativity; The Meaning of Play; Summary; Part 2 Engaging Imagination Tools and Techniques; 4 Using Visual Methods of Teaching and Learning; Losing Sight of Seeing: A Rural Walk; Visual Intelligence and Visual Literacy; The Duck/Rabbit: "Seeing As"; Learning to See Visual Culture: An Urban Walk; Sketchbooks and Look Books; Paper Tearing as Visual Representation; The Plait; LSD; Drawing and Collaging Discussion; Visual Dialogue; Visualization Techniques; Summary5 How Story and Metaphor Provoke Reflective ThinkingCreative Reflection and Metaphor; Roller Coasters, Rainbows, and Other Learning Metaphors; Dyslexia: The Bully in My Playground; Tell Us about It; Diagrams as Story Triggers: The Change Curve; Timelines; Metaphor as Parable; Summary; 6 Playing Seriously: Legos and Labyrinths; The Concept of Lego Serious Play; Lego Serious Play in Action; Opening the Workshop; Beginning Metaphorical Meaning Making; Creating Their Own Models; Building Cohesion; Students' Responses; Labyrinths for Creative ReflectionAlex Irving: Challenges and Opportunities in Labyrinth LearningSummary; 7 Playing with Space: Pods and Patchwork; Learning Spaces; Hello Cloud 9: The Reflective Pod; The Spliff Bunker; Other Forms of Reflective Pod Engagements; Postcards and Patchworks; Quercus genius; Spatial Design and Inner/Outer Space; Inner Reflection on Outer Presentations; Summary; 8 Asking Powerful Questions; Personal Construct Psychology and Creative Reflection; Self-Characterization; Laddering; "Light Touch" Laddering; Pyramiding; Clean Language; Practicing Clean Language: Caitlin Walker; Summary9 Building Reflective Communities: Maps and MazesHow to nurture creativity in tomorrow's innovators-today's college students When asked what they want colleges to emphasize most, employers didn't put science, computing, math, or business management first. According to AAC&U's 2013 employer survey, 95% of employers give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace. In Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers, two leading educators help college instructors across disciplines engage students in nurturing creativity and innovation for s
Subjects: Electronic books.; Creative thinking -- Study and teaching.; Education; Reflective learning -- Study and teaching.;
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Innovation Generation [electronic resource] : How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas. by Ness, Roberta B.(SAGE)1907912;
Cover; Contents; 1 Don't Read this Book; The Big Picture: Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Innovation; 2 It All Depends on How You Look at It; 3 Overcoming Frames; 4 Say It Like you Mean It; 5 Overcoming Metaphors; 6 Check This Out!; 7 Becoming a Keener Observer; 8 How Biased Are You?; 9 Overcoming Bias; 10 The Brain and Creativity: The Seat of Inspiration; 11 The Brain and Creativity: Getting Out in Front; Asking and Answering a Scientific Question Through Innovation; 12 The Joy of Science; 13 Asking the Right Question; 14 How Is a Marriage Like a Matchbox?; 15 Flip it!16 A Man Walked into a Bar17 The Power of Group Intelligence; 18 Getting the Most from a Group; 19 Incubation; 20 Testing Your Ideas; 21 That Right Idea; 22 The Stodginess of Science; 23 Overcoming the Stodginess of Science; 24 Innovation Incubators; References; Answers to Exercises; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; ZWhether you are a student or an established scientist, researcher, or engineer, you can learn to be more innovative. In Innovation Generation, internationally renowned physician and scientist Roberta Ness provides all the tools you need to cast aside your habitual ways of navigating the every-day world and to think ""outside the box."" Based on an extraordinarily successful program at the University of Texas, this book provides proven techniques to expand your ability to generate original ideas. These tools include analogy, expanding assumptions, pulling questions apart, changing your point of
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Sparking Student Creativity [electronic resource] : Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving by Drapeau, Patti.;
Cover ; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter 1. Intentional Creativity: Fostering Student Creativity from Potential to Performance; Chapter 2. Practical Creativity: Making It Work in the Classroom; Chapter 3. Creativity and the Common Core: Matching the "What" to the "How"; Chapter 4. Creativity and Imagination: Unlocking the Power of Imagination; Chapter 5. Creativity and Innovation: Cultivating Innovative Ideas and Action; Chapter 6. Creativity and Problem Solving: Working It Out CreativelyChapter 7. Creativity and Assessment: Realizing What CountsEpilogue; References; Index; About the Author; Back CoverAuthor and researcher Patti Drapeau explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today's standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Creative ability in children.; Creative thinking -- Study and teaching.; Critical thinking -- Study and teaching.;
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Brain Games for Your Child : Over 200 Fun Games to Play. by Fisher, Robert(DLC)1719638;
Cover -- Title Page -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- 1 : Brain Games for babies (0-3 years) -- 2 : Brain Games for young children (3-6 years) -- 3 : Brain Games for your young junior (6-9 years) -- 4 : Brain Games for your older child (9+ years) -- Appendix : Travel games -- Index of Brain Games -- Copyright.Every child needs love and physical care, but also play that stimulates their thinking and helps boost their brain power. By playing with parents, grandparents and carers children can build their social and creative skills and get the mental stimulus that develops their brains. In Brain Games for Your Child Robert Fisher draws on his thirty years of research into children's thinking and learning to provide over 200 games to help children to build their thinking, number, language and social skills.From music and art games, treasure hunts and card games, word games and number battles there are games that can be played by all the family that will create bonds and build memories and help boost your child's brain power. Included are old favourites as well as new games, but what is common to all the games is interaction with other people, rather than with electronic screens, where communicating and playing with others provides the basis for developing the full range of a child's abilities.Brain Games for Your Child provides games to create a happy learning environment, encouraging educational skills through games that are fun. It provides a wealth of games to play with children of all abilities during the all-important first 10 years of life. This is an essential guide for raising a happier, brighter and more sociable child.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Creative thinking -- Study and teaching (Elementary).; Creative thinking in children; Critical thinking -- Study and teaching (Elementary).;
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Creative Investigations in Early Science. by Eckhoff, Angela.;
Young children are born scientists with an innate desire to analyze and investigate the world around them. Creative Investigations in Early Science helps educators expand and encourage young learners' inquisitive nature as they explore the physical, life, and earth sciences. Each chapter provides educators practical and approachable ways to intentionally foster young scientists' hands-on, minds-on explorations in the following areas: Matter and physical properties  Physical and chemical changes Conservation and sustainability Earth and space systems.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Creativity and Children's Literature : New Ways to Encourage Divergent Thinking. by Saccardi, Marianne.(DLC)1887930;
Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A Definition of Divergent Thinking -- Characteristics of the Divergent Thinker -- Problems Solved in Unexpected Ways by Divergent Thinkers -- A Classroom Environment That Promotes Divergent Thinking -- References -- 1 Poetry: "Words . . . That Rub Together with Small Explosions" -- Poetry "Mak[es] Familiar Objects Be as if They Were Not Familiar" (Percy Bysshe Shelley) -- A Unit on Birds (Or Any Other Member of the Animal Kingdom) -- Dare to Dream ... Change the World (Title of a Poetry Book Edited by Jill Corcoran): Poems That Tell a Story -- Poems That Stretch Thinking -- Poems That Stretch Imagination: Making the Impossible Possible -- Experimenting with Forms -- Poetry and Art Link to Help Students See Details -- References -- Poetry Books Featuring Animals -- 2 Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary World of Fiction -- Picture Books -- Risk-Taking, Divergent-Thinking Characters -- Picture Book Creators Help Readers Reimagine Their World -- A. Extraordinarily Creative Storytelling -- B. Innovative Formats -- Illustrations as Metaphor -- Novels -- A. Realistic Contemporary Fiction -- B. Historical Fiction -- References -- 3 Folklore, Fantasy-The Tale Is a Lie -- What It Tells Is the Truth -- Nursery Rhymes -- Folktales -- Trickster Tales -- Creative Problem Solving and Life Lessons -- Fables -- Tall Tales -- Pourquoi Tales -- Fairy Tales -- A. Picture Book Retellings -- B. Original Fairy Tales Written by Contemporary Authors -- C. Cinderella around the World -- D. Fractured Tales in Picture Book Format -- E. Fractured Fairy Tale Novels or Novels Based Directly on Fairy Tales -- a) Novels for Younger Readers -- b) Novels for Older Readers -- More Divergent Thinking and Creative Activities Inspired by Folk and Fairy Tales.Further Thoughts to Ponder -- Fairy Tales-Root of Contemporary Fantasy Novels -- Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels -- High Fantasy -- Note -- References -- Selective Bibliography of Mother Goose Rhymes -- Selective Bibliography of Cinderella Stories from around the World -- A Selective Bibliography of Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels That Weave Threads of Myths and Legends -- 4 Nonfiction: Igniting Curiosity, Inquiry, and Divergent Thinking -- Nonfiction Writers Demonstrate Curiosity about and Passion for Their Subject -- Everything's Just Fine . . . or Is It? (Taken from Jacket Flap, Wooldridge, 2011) -- Courageous Innovators Transform Obstacles into Action -- Suggested Activities -- Invention Born of the Observation and Investigation of Nature (Adapted from Marcus Tullius Cicero) -- Dare Mighty Things (From the Title of Rappaport's Biography of Theodore Roosevelt) -- Powerful Collaboration -- Examining Nonfiction Authors' Angles or Points of View (Marc Aronson) -- Drawing on Nonfiction in Units of Study -- A. Frogs and Toads -- B. Insects -- Moving Forward -- References -- Additional Titles -- 5 Divergent Thinking in the Classroom -- Students Take on the Issue of Poor Air Quality -- Divergent Thinkers Present Their Innovative Projects -- Some Concluding Thoughts -- Future Goals -- Parent Comments -- The Final Word -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Coda: Going Places -- References -- Appendix: Useful Websites to Encourage Student Creativity -- Cover Credits -- Index.The children in classrooms today will soon become adult members of society: they will need to apply divergent thinking skills to be effective in all aspects of their lives, regardless of their specific occupation. How well your students meet complicated challenges and take advantage of the opportunities before them decades down the road will depend largely upon the kind of thinking they are trained and encouraged to do today. This book provides a game plan for busy librarians and teachers to develop their students' abilities to arrive at new ideas by utilizing children's books at hand. Following an introduction in which the author defines divergent thinking, discusses its characteristics, and establishes its vital importance, chapters dedicated to types of literature for children such as fantasy, poetry, and non-fiction present specific titles and relevant activities geared to fostering divergent thinking in young minds. Parents will find the recommendations of the kinds of books to read with their children and explanations of how to engage their children in conversations that will help their creative thinking skills extremely beneficial. The book also includes a case study of a fourth-grade class that applied the principles of divergent thinking to imagine innovative designs and come up with new ideas while studying a social studies/science unit on ecology.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Children''s literature -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States.; Creative thinking -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States.;
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Creativity and Children's Literature : New Ways to Encourage Divergent Thinking. by Saccardi, Marianne.;
Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A Definition of Divergent Thinking -- Characteristics of the Divergent Thinker -- Problems Solved in Unexpected Ways by Divergent Thinkers -- A Classroom Environment That Promotes Divergent Thinking -- References -- 1 Poetry: "Words . . . That Rub Together with Small Explosions -- Poetry "Mak[es] Familiar Objects Be as if They Were Not Familiar" (Percy Bysshe Shelley) -- A Unit on Birds (Or Any Other Member of the Animal Kingdom) -- Dare to Dream ... Change the World (Title of a Poetry Book Edited by Jill Corcoran): Poems That Tell a Story -- Poems That Stretch Thinking -- Poems That Stretch Imagination: Making the Impossible Possible -- Experimenting with Forms -- Poetry and Art Link to Help Students See Details -- References -- Poetry Books Featuring Animals -- 2 Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary World of Fiction -- Picture Books -- Risk-Taking, Divergent-Thinking Characters -- Picture Book Creators Help Readers Reimagine Their World -- A. Extraordinarily Creative Storytelling -- B. Innovative Formats -- Illustrations as Metaphor -- Novels -- A. Realistic Contemporary Fiction -- B. Historical Fiction -- References -- 3 Folklore, Fantasy-The Tale Is a Lie -- What It Tells Is the Truth -- Nursery Rhymes -- Folktales -- Trickster Tales -- Creative Problem Solving and Life Lessons -- Fables -- Tall Tales -- Pourquoi Tales -- Fairy Tales -- A. Picture Book Retellings -- B. Original Fairy Tales Written by Contemporary Authors -- C. Cinderella around the World -- D. Fractured Tales in Picture Book Format -- E. Fractured Fairy Tale Novels or Novels Based Directly on Fairy Tales -- a) Novels for Younger Readers -- b) Novels for Older Readers -- More Divergent Thinking and Creative Activities Inspired by Folk and Fairy Tales.Further Thoughts to Ponder -- Fairy Tales-Root of Contemporary Fantasy Novels -- Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels -- High Fantasy -- Note -- References -- Selective Bibliography of Mother Goose Rhymes -- Selective Bibliography of Cinderella Stories from around the World -- A Selective Bibliography of Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels That Weave Threads of Myths and Legends -- 4 Nonfiction: Igniting Curiosity, Inquiry, and Divergent Thinking -- Nonfiction Writers Demonstrate Curiosity about and Passion for Their Subject -- Everything's Just Fine . . . or Is It? (Taken from Jacket Flap, Wooldridge, 2011) -- Courageous Innovators Transform Obstacles into Action -- Suggested Activities -- Invention Born of the Observation and Investigation of Nature (Adapted from Marcus Tullius Cicero) -- Dare Mighty Things (From the Title of Rappaport's Biography of Theodore Roosevelt) -- Powerful Collaboration -- Examining Nonfiction Authors' Angles or Points of View (Marc Aronson) -- Drawing on Nonfiction in Units of Study -- A. Frogs and Toads -- B. Insects -- Moving Forward -- References -- Additional Titles -- 5 Divergent Thinking in the Classroom -- Students Take on the Issue of Poor Air Quality -- Divergent Thinkers Present Their Innovative Projects -- Some Concluding Thoughts -- Future Goals -- Parent Comments -- The Final Word -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Coda: Going Places -- References -- Appendix: Useful Websites to Encourage Student Creativity -- Cover Credits -- Index.The children in classrooms today will soon become adult members of society: they will need to apply divergent thinking skills to be effective in all aspects of their lives, regardless of their specific occupation. How well your students meet complicated challenges and take advantage of the opportunities before them decades down the road will depend largely upon the kind of thinking they are trained and encouraged to do today. This book provides a game plan for busy librarians and teachers to develop their students' abilities to arrive at new ideas by utilizing children's books at hand. Following an introduction in which the author defines divergent thinking, discusses its characteristics, and establishes its vital importance, chapters dedicated to types of literature for children such as fantasy, poetry, and non-fiction present specific titles and relevant activities geared to fostering divergent thinking in young minds. Parents will find the recommendations of the kinds of books to read with their children and explanations of how to engage their children in conversations that will help their creative thinking skills extremely beneficial. The book also includes a case study of a fourth-grade class that applied the principles of divergent thinking to imagine innovative designs and come up with new ideas while studying a social studies/science unit on ecology.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Children''s literature -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States..; Creative thinking -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States.;
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