Monday, January 4, 2010

Creative Problem Solving in Gifted Classrooms: Gifted Students Can Create Creative Questions and Creative Answers

Creative Problem Solving in Gifted Classrooms: Gifted Students Can Create Creative Questions and Creative Answers

Teaching Creative Problem Solving

The first phase of creative problem solving is understand what type of answer a question is truly seeking. Providing students with a list of question terms and the type of answers they require will offer clarity throughout the unit. Having such a list not only helps students answer questions, but it will help them phrase questions more correctly.

Understanding What Questions Are Asking

The following list should be provided to students and posted in the classroom. It is not necessary to make students memorize the list; gifted students will likely pick up on these standards innately.

  • If a question asks "how", it is asking for a procedure or instruction.
  • If a question asks "what", it is asking for a description.
  • If a question asks "when", it is asking for a time or duration.
  • If a question asks "where", it is asking for a location.
  • If a question asks "who", it is asking for identification.
  • If a question asks "why", it is asking for an explanation.

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