How to develop IMAGINATION?
The key to developing imagination lies in developing capacity for divergent
thinking problems or open-ended problems. Imagination is what we often refer to
as divergent thinking also. Some of the basic principles involved in designing
such problems and activities are as follows:
- Design open-ended problems pertaining to the learning style of the child.
- Gradually increase the complexity of the problems.
- Complexity of the problems may be enhanced by designing difficult
problems in one or multi intelligence situations.
Combine activities of different Intelligence Areas
- Learners may be asked to combine activities of different intelligence
areas. For example, narrate a story to the learners and then ask them to
convert them into one or series of pictures. As learners may find difficulty
in symbolizing the verbs, adjectives, etc. they apply imagination and come
out with brilliant ideas. Learners should be asked to share their ideas by
performing the activities in groups or sharing their pictures. This becomes
a prompt for genera ion of new idea later when they encounter similar
problems. Learners may be asked to narrate the story or compose new story on
the basis of symbolic pictures designed by them. For other similar
Compose poems and stories from Early childhood
Learning the art of Questioning
- Learning the art of questioning is one the major activities for creative
learning process. Questions set the direction of thinking and thus sets our
curiosity into motion. Several games and activities can be designed to
develop the art of questioning.
Learn the art of Mental Image-Making
- Learners should learn the art of mental image making.