Types of Divergent Thinking

Segment: 12. Career Readiness & Leadership, Standard: Demonstrate creativity and innovation. (Career Ready Practice I.A.6)


Divergent thinking refers to being creative. There are four types of divergent thinking: (a) fluency – the ability to develop large numbers of ideas, (b) flexibility – the ability to produce ideas in numerous categories, (c) originality - the ability to produce unusual or unique ideas, and (d) elaboration – the ability to adapt abstract ideas into realistic solutions.


Teaching Methods

Lecture Discussion, Paired or Small Group Discussion, Case Study, Game and Simulations

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