Diverse Thinking

Generating Multiple Pathways towards an Answer

Diverse Thinking  is a creative way of solving problems,

finding new ways of achieving goals by proposing a variety of solutions.

* This term connects to the body of research on ‘Divergent Thinking’.

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Diverse Thinking is an Essential Capacity to strengthen:

Creativity and Originality.

Diverse Thinking is the Ability:

1.To consider different possible Interpretations of a question, and

2.To explore their multiple possible Answers.

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Diverse Thinking allows us to Suspend Judgement,

Pause Biases,

and allow time for a variety of Possibilities to Emerge.

 

A Powerful Side Effect

Diverse Thinking and Overcoming Biases

A Study* of diverse thinking capacity showed that

Participant's Creativity

changed significantly in their formative years.

(*by Professor George Land)

A Social Study

Research on Creativity and Originality

Study Graphic

Creativity Scores at a High Level

Age 5

Age 10

Age 15

98 %

30 %

12 %

Participants were asked to generate Novel Solutions to a problem.

 

Over the course of their childhood, participant's Creativity Scores decreased dramatically:

The drastic outcomes highlight two Important Observations:

Something in their Development Process prevented diverse thinking from growing.

Almost all participants had more Diverse Thinking capacity in their early years.

Study Results

Creativity Scores at a High Level

Age 5

Age 10

Age 15

98 %

30 %

12 %

Diverse Thinking is this Useful Capacity:

To think beyond the linear, One Direction,

To Pause Biases,

and instead think in Different Directions.

and potentially discover New Solutions.

generate Multiple Answers

"Creativity is

the Defeat of Habit

by Originality."

Arthur Koestler

SOURCES

George Land, ‘Break Point and Beyond’

Ken Robinson, ‘Changing Education Paradigms’, Animated Youtube Video 

DIVERSE THINKING

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