We’re building some new mini-lessons to encourage “Creative learning.” Here’s our first take on the beginning of the course.
More to come
We’ll be writing out a list of specific things of creative ways to approach various projects.
Do it again
You read/watched the lesson and you did the exercises.
Now: do them again. Do the exercises again later that day – or a few days later.
Ask a stranger how they would have done it – or get a prompt from them. What would they have tried to map out? Do it again / but differently. Do – the opposite! Do it backward. Close your eyes, and do the whole thing over – in your head. Use Oblique Strategies.
Do them again with another person of a different skill level. Do them with a family member.
Get a concept check
Right when you’re done with the lesson: have a chat about it with a teacher, TA, or fellow student. Double-check your current understanding.
Get a review
Have someone else look at what you’ve done and suggest next steps / or how to do it differently. Show them when you are done and ask how it can be elevated or what its consequences are.
Apply the concepts/principals to something else
Surely there’s another place this idea can be used. Where? Why? How?