Creative Thinking and Lateral Thinking Techniques
This site has training materials and exercises to help people think creatively. Techniques included here are Random Word, Random Picture, False Rules, Random Website, SCAMPER, Search and Reapply, Challenge Facts, Escape, Analogies, Wishful Thinking, and Thesaurus. Explanations are provided for using each technique and then links to four examples.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: July 09, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 30, 2011
Submitter: Cathy Swift
Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Discussion for Creative Thinking and Lateral Thinking Techniques
5 years ago
Dawn Giannoni (Consultant)
This would certainly be usable resource to incorporate into Critical Thinking workshops. They provide a free 30 day trial download access to test-dive! You can also review various aspects of the offerings available and there are various packages, as well. The book list is excellent, also.
This Web site is designed for ease of use. And provides excellent readily pracicable techniques that promote brain-storming and critical thinking. I think my participants will find using this in groups will be engaging, useful and fun!