ATL Skills Source: MYP From Principles to Practice p97-114.

How can students be creative?

Generating novel ideas and considering new perspectives
From Planners to Practices: ATL resources wikispace
  • Use brainstorming and visual diagrams to generate new ideas and inquiries
  • Consider multiple alternatives, including those that might be unlikely or impossible
  • Create novel solutions to authentic problems
  • Make unexpected or unusual connections between objects and/or ideas
  • Design improvements to existing machines, media and technologies
  • Design new machines, media and technologies
  • Make guesses, ask “what if” questions and generate testable hypotheses
  • Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes
  • Create original works and ideas; use existing works and ideas in new ways
  • Practise flexible thinking—develop multiple opposing, contradictory and complementary arguments
  • Practise visible thinking strategies and techniques
  • Generate metaphors and analogies

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