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Divergent thinking

Creative activity requires the capacity to imagine and generate new ideas, a process which requires divergent thinking—or finding ideas that diverge from our own normal patterns of thought. In this small group response to a short animation narrated by Sir Ken Robinson, students imagine new possibilities for building divergent thinking into teaching and learning systems.

   Video

   35 minutes

   By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

   Educator-prep | Leader-prep


Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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