- Anna Zawilska
- South Africa
Does creative thinking necessarily have to be constructive? Can we unpack the creative thinking process? Can we 'teach' creative thinking?
How do we separate constructive, practical creative solutions to problems from random brainstorming? In a collaborative problem solving arenas, should ideas be filtered before they are expressed? Do radical and not necessarily informed ideas have a role to play in problem solving creatively? What role do the two categories of creativity play in collaborative environments but then also in our own individual problem solving tasks?
If we can deconstruct the creative thinking process and categorise more random creative thoughts from more informed ones, is it possible then to 'teach' the creative thinking process at school level?
In summary, I would like to discuss the entent to which the creative thinking process could be categorised particularly into more constructive ideas and more random ideas. If it is possible to do so and to study the development of creative thinking processes in collaborative and individual circumstances, then would it be of value to teach this to children at some point as part of their schooling experience?