Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners

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SUBJECT INDEX
Acceptance finding:
analogy for, 77
for new ideas, 83
and problem solution, 76, 77, 81, 121
tactfulness and, 129
Adaptability, 23
Adaptation, 6, 114
Adults. See also Older people
behaviors of, 99, 127–29
as facilitators, 80, 131–37
and problem solving, 81
[Aha] experience, xix, 24, 55, 91, 96, 137
Alternative uses for things, 6, 32–34, 40, 114
Ambiguity, tolerance of, 93, 128table
Animal attributes project, 49–53
assessment of, 52table
Animals:
protection of, 82–84, 85–87
rain forest, 13
Anthropomorphics, xviii, 45
Arguments, and flexibility, 21
Artwork, 13, 51. See also Drawing
by famous artists, 67–68, 101–3
individuality in, 109
knowledge base for, 99
and self expression, 11, 125
technical, 61–63
Audubon Society, 82
Australia, 64–65, 85
Birds, 31, 82–84
The [Board] Game, 120–24, 121table, 123table
Brainstorming:
and elaboration, 58
examples of, xx, 7, 14–16, 118
and flexibility, 22, 25–26, 30–31
and fluency, 3–4, 6, 8, 131, 132
methods for, 4–5, 14, 18–19
and originality, 42
and problem solving, 74, 85
and risk taking, 107
Business setting, 51–52
Christmas, 13, 24, 25, 27
City life, poems of, 37
Combining things:
and animals, 49, 50–53, 52table
and idea generation, 6, 49, 114
Common sense, 82
Communication:
creative movement as, 28, 115
effective, 123, 127–28
forms of, 27–28
through drawing, 61
Competition, 130
Computer use:
e-mail, 59, 118, 132
musical, 12
for research, 132
technology storms, 5
and visual aids, 58
Convergent thinking, xx
and objects, uses of, 2, 33
and problem solving, 73
Cooperation:
by groups, 10, 45, 83
by teams, 120, 123
and problem solving, 82, 107
Costumes. See Dramatizations
Crazy stories, 71, 88table, 89, 90fig
Creative development:
and effort, xix, 55–56
encouragement of, 99, 113, 126–37
and knowledge, xviii-xix, 131–33
Creative movement:
as communication, 28, 115
facilitating, 11–12
and fluency, 3, 10
Creative people:
characteristics of:
cognitive, 92–93, 112
personality, 93–98, 100, 101–10, 128table
social skills of, 98–99
Creative Problem Solving (CPS), 73–77,
75table, 78, 99
Creative Scholars Program, 23
Creative thinking:
factors in, xx
importance of, xviii, 127
and intelligence, 99
and originality, xx, 52
and problem solving, 70–71, 73

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  • Gifted Treasury Series ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • Chapter 1 - Fluency 1
  • Chapter 2 - Flexibility 20
  • Chapter 3 - Originality 38
  • Chpater 4 - Elaboration 54
  • Chapter 5 - Problem Solving 69
  • Chapter 6 - Characteristics of Creative People 92
  • Chapter 7 - Synergy 112
  • Chapter 8 - Let's Talk 126
  • Afterword 139
  • References 141
  • Author/Title Index 147
  • Subject Index 151
  • About the Author 157
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