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by C. Ray Frigard

ePub FunThink: 12 Tools for Creative Problem Solving download
Author:
C. Ray Frigard
ISBN13:
978-1419694844
ISBN:
1419694847
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Publisher:
BookSurge Publishing (June 19, 2008)
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Schools & Teaching
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1630 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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898

I received Ray Frigard's book and was quite impressed with his credentials as an inventor, sculptor, toy and game designer, and author.

I received Ray Frigard's book and was quite impressed with his credentials as an inventor, sculptor, toy and game designer, and author

Using the creative problem solving techniques in the book I've presented at NAEA and Creative Education Foundation nationalĀ .

Using the creative problem solving techniques in the book I've presented at NAEA and Creative Education Foundation national conferences and present at gifted and talented organizations and teach creative problem solving at Our Savior Lutheran School and the gifted summer school program at West Suburban Summer School in the Minneapolis area. It is ironic that such an important matter as innovation can be approached with a sense of playfulness. Dec 28, 2017 Fred Limmel rated it it was amazing.

There are no special skills needed to be successful in the FunThink activities. They are designed to draw out innate creativity as well as spark original thought and creative problem solving. The activities are appropriate for ages 8 through adult.

Use creative problem solving approaches to generate new ideas, find fresh perspectives, and evaluate and produceĀ . Center for Creative Learning and The Creative Problem Solving Group (2003).

Use creative problem solving approaches to generate new ideas, find fresh perspectives, and evaluate and produce effective solutions. Creative Problem Solving (CPS Version . TM) A Contemporary Framework for Managing Change. Creative Problem Solving. Trademark Information.

Author C. Ray Frigard. Pages 68. Year of production 2008. RU. FunThink: 12 Tools for Creative Problem Solving is the first book that uses engaging hands-on activities to guide the educator/student through the problem solving process using 12 proven creativity tools. There are no special skills needed to be successful in the FunThink activities.

To qualify, the solution must be novel and reached independently. The creative problem-solving process was originally developed by Alex Osborn and Sid Parnes. The process of creative problem-solving usually begins with defining the problem.

Bibliographic Details. Title: FunThink: 12 Tools for Creative Problem. Publisher: BookSurge Publishing. Publication Date: 2008.

Creativity Rising Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century by Gerard J. Puccio. Gerard J. Puccio;Marie Mance;Laura Barbero Switalski;Paul Reali (You?) . The need for creativity has never been greater. In fact, we chose the title, Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century, to reflect this belief. Added to Reading List by Prosper Taruvinga.

Creative Problem Solving Tools & Techniques Resource Guide Mastery of Creative Problem Solving as a practice equips you to:, Create an environment in which creativity and innovation thrive, Use a broad set of tools and methods to foster.

Creative Problem Solving Tools & Techniques Resource Guide. We can all create a desired future instead of merely accepting what life offers. Mastery of Creative Problem Solving as a practice equips you to:, Create an environment in which creativity and innovation thrive, Use a broad set of tools and methods to foster key behaviors conducive to creative thinking, Engage personal, organizational, and social benefits of CPS, Use tools for divergent and convergent thinking, Practice specific CPS methods in the service of personal, organizational, and social.

Most problem solving techniques are either brainstorming sessions of some sort, or techniques designed to forceĀ . The book is organized and formatted very well.

Most problem solving techniques are either brainstorming sessions of some sort, or techniques designed to force you to lay aside your preconceived opinions and study a problem from different angles (yes that is a major simplification). The information is presented in an interesting manner and never gets boring.

FunThink: 12 Tools for Creative Problem Solving is the first book that uses engaging hands-on activities to guide the educator/student through the problem solving process using 12 proven creativity tools. There are no special skills needed to be successful in the FunThink activities. They are designed to draw out innate creativity as well as spark original thought and creative problem solving. The activities are appropriate for ages 8 through adult. Through research in creativity development and drawing on 40 years experience in design, invention and teaching, Funthink is a curriculum that will help children and adults experience the creative process first hand.
  • Creativity lets you lead a more beautiful life.... you see things others don't "see" as readily. You can make quick changes and adapt more readily to crisis situations, you can "transfer" learning from one thing to another.

    "The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers" (Jean Piaget)

    So, it is always so great to "meet" creative people, if only through their books!

    I received Ray Frigard's book and was quite impressed with his credentials as an inventor, sculptor, toy and game designer, and author. His FUN THINK: 12 Tools for Creative Problem Solving can be used by teachers, parents, group leaders (Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts, Camp Counselors, etc.) alike to learn creativity skills and all the while, have fun doing it. Each activity page has 3 or 4 quotes on Creativity or the Human Imagination to start the creativity juices flowing, which make you feel you're having a fireside meeting or chat with some of the world's best thinkers before even starting your adventure!

    Each activity accentuates one of the leading creativity processes: Brainstorming, Visual Thinking, Concept Sketching, Concept Modeling, Journaling, Mind Mapping, Collaboration, and Incubation.

    Like a good cookbook, Ray lists the Material, Time, Objective, and Challenge for each activity, saving the teacher-leader lots of preparation time.

    Some of you may know Ray from the the games he invented: "Camelot" and "Crossbows and Catapults". But Ray's talents and gifts go beyond those. He also worked with Disney and Garfield's creator as a clay sculptor.

    One of my favorite Buckminster Fuller quotes describes Ray's book as it unfolds. "There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you that it's going to be a butterfly." For all those that like flying instead of crawling.... its a buy!

    I immediately shared the knowledge found in Ray's book with several of my younger colleagues.....

  • I have seen Ray and teachers on my staff use FunThink in the classroom with great results. The projects/lessons truly inspire the children to collaborate with each other as they seek to solve the challenge before them. The children love the simple materials they are given and are just thrilled to share their concepts, challenging each other to try different solutions. The students cannot wait to take their creations home. FunThink is a great resource that is easy to use and it truly heightens the creative/problem solving process in the thinking and doing of each student. I highlight recommend the book to colleagues, parents, Before and Afterschool Care Programs, and the like.

  • This book is a must have for educators. It is well written and designed, with fun and challenging projects/lesson plans for students of any age. If you are a home school teacher in search of new creative projects, you can bring this book into any lesson plan. There are 13 different activities that will help foster a sense exploration and exciting discoveries. I think that this book would also be a good solution for schools that continue to see their art curriculum and budgets slashed. FunThink is quite cheap and so are the recommended materials used in the various projects. Treat and challenge your student to "think outside the box," you'll be amazed at what they discover.

  • As a grandparent and teacher I have noticed the declining ability of students to think "outside of the box." I am delighted to recommend Fun Think as a means to encourage children and adults to do just that. This is a valuable resource!

  • This is a great book to help teachers and parents foster the inventiveness of our youth. Finding people who can think for themselves and truly problem solve is getting to be a rare commodity for employers and educators. This reminds me of the old Think and Do of my youth, but in a different format. Thanks, Ray Frigard!