Teaching creativity in schools, inspired by Edward de Bono

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SUMMARY
Participants will become skilled in variety of interesting Edward de Bono’s thinking tools, namely PMI (plus, minus, interesting), CAF (consider all factors), C&S (consequences & sequel), AGO (aims, goals, objectives), FIP (first important priorities), Six Thinking Hats etc. They will discuss how to lead thinking sessions, challenges and obstacles will be addressed. Furthermore, participants will raise awareness in principles of parallel and perceptual thinking.

OBJECTIVES
The main objective of the course is to prepare participants to professionally lead creative and constructive thinking sessions in schools or their organisations for the whole school year (once a week). By the end of the course participants will have a substantial understanding of creative and constructive thinking framework and models (following dr. Edward de Bono’s methodology).

PROGRAMME DAY-BY-DAY

DAY 1
Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue.

DAY 2
- Icebreakers, personal learning & action plan, introduction to thinking, a need for teaching creative and constructive thinking in schools, and also to adults in organisations, principles of parallel and perceptual thinking, demonstrations.
- Treatment of ideas – with the basic de Bono thinking tool: PMI (plus, minus, interesting), process and principles of the tool.
- Considering all the factors involved in the matter of our thinking not to forget something, overlook something, leave out something – with de Bono thinking tool: CAF (consider all factors), process and principles of the tool.

DAY 3
- Practising PMI and CAF: with laying down Rules.
- Focus on consequences: C&S (consequences & sequel), process and principles of the tool.
- Focus on purpose: AGO (aims, goals, objectives), process and principles of the tool.
- First-hand experience with thinking tools in teaching.
- A session of decision making.

DAY 4
- A session of planning.
- Focus on priorities – FIP (first important priorities), process and principles of the tool.
-Focus on alternatives – APC (alternatives, possibilities, choices), process and principles of the tool.
- Excursion.

DAY 5
- Looking at other people’s viewpoints: OPV (other people’s view), process and principles of the tool.
- Principles of Lateral Thinking .
- CoRT 4 Tools: YES NO PO (provocative operation) – indication that we are operation outside the judgment system, process and principles of the tool.
- To use an idea creatively means to use it to develop some new ideas. The idea is used as a Stepping Stone to get new ideas, process and principles of the tool.

DAY 6
- The Random Input technique involves the deliberate introduction of something that is unconnected with the situation, process and principles of the tool.
- Concept Challenge involves looking at accepted ideas, things, that are taken for granted, adequate ways of doing things, and challenging them, process and principles of the tool.
- Key learning points, action plan, conclusion.

DAY 7
- Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.
- Discussing possibilities for future cooperation among participants

Course organiser
Primera Group
Location
Ljubljana, Slovenia


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01.12.2019 > 07.12.2019 (ID: 55303)
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Attended 04.08.2019 - 10.08.2019

Teaching creativity... as well as learning creativity oneself. If you are an open minded person and want to learn more about yourself and Edward de Bono tools and metods - this is the best way to do it! Both the content of the course as well as the organisation were perfect. Friendly people, proffesionals, willing to share their knowledge and happy attitude with us - the teachers. Highly recomended!

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Attended 07.07.2013 - 12.07.2013

Interesting course, which delves into de Bono methodology. Its contents though could be covered on a largeer scale.

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Attended 15.07.2018 - 21.07.2018

Really recommended. Discover to the teachers how to show to think properly to the students and teachers. An excellent knowledge to the students and to the life.

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Attended 15.07.2018 - 21.07.2018

Interesting contents, careful organization, practical tools to apply in the school, great team of both coaches and participants. Excellent experience in a beautiful city, with very friendly people. Highly recommended this course!!!

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Attended 15.07.2018 - 21.07.2018

Very well organised, practical and easy to apply tools, friendly and approachable staff. Highly recommended!

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Attended 18.03.2018 - 24.03.2018

Thank you for a very rewarding and interesting course. Perfect and professional organization!

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Attended 18.03.2018 - 24.03.2018

Very interesting course. All participants have been involved in the work and practical application of the tool all the time. Good fellowship during work. It was a pleasure to met very interesting people from whole Europe there and spent time with them. Great lecturer Nastja and also cours coordinator Brina. All praise for work, effort and engagement. And at the end, off course, Ljubljana is a beautiful, fairytale town, like candy, which must be visited. All recommendations

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Attended 18.03.2018 - 24.03.2018

Excellent course, both beacuse of contents and organization

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Thanks for such a great course which provokes the attendants to lead creative and constructive thinking at schools in any levels or the institutions at any scales. The organisation of the course is perfect and very professional , the content and presentation by the lecturer is excellent. Strongly recommended to all teachers to improve their skills to ignite creative thinking in my of young generations. HALIL IBRAKIM KINALI KONYA PROVINCIAL DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION

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An excellent instructor,the course was very interesting for me. Thank your very much. It was great, everyone I would recommend.

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Excellent organization of the course, an excellent instructor, wonderful people that I met, applicable knowledge and skills ... great course, I recommend it to everyone!

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Attended 07.07.2013 - 12.07.2013

A great experience for me. I met nice people and I learned a lot of interestin things about dr de Bono. Very serious organizers and trainers. Thank you very much. Gabriela Istrate (Romania)

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