Creative Thinking

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Idea Generation

When searching for a solution to a design problem in the Design & Build process, many different ideas should be considered. Students may generate ideas to solve problems independently as well as in small and large groups.
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Idea Generation

Question creation chart

Question Creation Chart (QC2)

The Question Creation Chart (also known as a Q-Chart or Q-Matrix) provides students with a framework for developing a range of personally meaningful questions, encompassing both close-ended factual questions and open-ended, divergent questions. (Adapted from Weiderhold, 1997).
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Question Creation Chart (QC2)

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My Questions Round Robin

This strategy helps students develop their thinking processes while providing students with a sense of control and a higher sense of their academic ability. This is a small group activity.
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My Questions Round Robin

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Infographic Creator

The Infographic Creator learning strategy introduces students to a method of presenting data, as well as other information, from an inquiry in a visually interesting, graphic format called an infographic.
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Infographic Creator

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Exploring Oral Histories

This strategy provides students with the opportunity to explore a topic from the perspective of family or community members who lived during the time period when particular events occurred through creation of a video or podcast. This strategy is appropriate for use with individuals or groups.
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Exploring Oral Histories