Creativity and Diverse Thinking

Generating Multiple Pathways towards an Answer

Diverse Thinking refers to the ability to generate creative ideas

by combining different kinds of information.

* This term builds on the research of ‘Divergent Thinking’.

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This strength allows us to solve problems creatively,

by discovering unique solutions in following multiple pathways.

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 is an Essential Capacity to strengthen

Understanding and Originality.

"If you want things to Change

you must think different thoughts."

Esther Hicks

"If you want things to Change

you must think different thoughts."

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

Wisdom of crowds can emerge through diverse perspectives

that are shared openly within safe/brave spaces.

Inspired by James Surowiecki

SOURCES

George Land, ‘Break Point and Beyond’

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

Creativity and Diverse Thinking

By crossingborderseducation

Creativity and Diverse Thinking

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