Creativity and Innovation
Student creativity may offer benefits academically, developmentally and emotionally. There are lots of strategies that can adapt to student to get creative.
Word games makes connections and establish relationships between different words. For example, you could provide a list of words all linked by another and have the children figure out the base word. If the word was ‘’bag’’, the accompanying list could be ‘’sleeping, shopping, trash and vacuum.
Visual Thinking Games
Visual thinking games makes student encourage visualization and the use of imagination—two important aspects of thinking creatively. It could be done by showing abstract image and ask them what they see, what the image looks like to them. It makes them to see things from different perspectives.
Drawing games help students to build on existing concepts, knowledge and ideas, another key aspect of creativity. For example, a hand out sheets of paper with a squiggly line drawn on it and students—either on their own or in pairs—could use this as a starting point to make their own drawing. Afterwards, they can guess what other students drew and discuss how they came up with their own picture.
Teaching Tips to Enhance Creativity
Teaching tips is enhancing creativity by interacting and teaching to student. This could be done by giving student their own topics for presentations, projects and writing assignments, encourage group collaboration, working with others will jumpstart creative thinking.
Encouraging creativity by giving closing thought in students will help them to develop skills that will serve them well as adults.