By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:
- Explain what creativity is.
- Explain why it is important to think creatively.
- Identify the differences between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
- List the actions of a creative person.
Computer, projector, printed handouts, pencils.
1. Why Promote Creativity?
- Technological Advancements
- Developing Problem Solvers
- Financial Benefits
2. Creativity in Education
- We all need to understand and value the unique position of creativity in education.
- In order for society to progress, it is essential that there are creative thinkers in society.
- This will be explained by using a short story of artificial light through history.
3. Defining Creative and Creativity
- Creative involves the use of your imagination or original ideas to create something.
- Creativity can be defined as something novel (new / original) and useful.
4. Left and Right Brain Modes
- There are two distinct, but connected brain halves.
- The two brain modes support our creative functions.
5. Developing Creative Abilities
- Students should understand that it is possible to develop creative abilities and that we are all naturally creative.
- Push our thinking further through lateral thinking.
Purpose: To help pupils identify everyday problems, and how to improve daily life.
Through small changes, through creative problem solving, one can solve everyday problems.
Purpose: To recap the lesson.
- What is creativity?
- The differences between the brain hemispheres.
- What are the main actions of a creative person?
- Apply lateral thinking to develop ones creativity.