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Using Questions, Data to Develop Creative Problem-Solving Skills

Abstract: Creativity has become a buzzword in the education community. When teachers are told they need to be creative, they often envision art projects, music or—for teachers who cringe at the word—an out-of-control classroom where students are creatively designing their own curriculum but are not necessarily learning the skills needed to be successful in life. An easy way to begin the process of helping students increase their creative abilities is to engage them in class meetings. William Glasser identified three types of class meetings: open-ended, problem-solving and educational-diagnostic. This article concentrates on the open-ended meeting.

Keywords: Primary and Secondary Education Brief - Continuous Improvement

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