Just came across great this fantastic graphic by Michelle James
In an earlier post I talked about Motivating the learner. He is an example of what people need in order to take up new learning as it is is both the contraction (resistance, or attraction to what’s known) and the expansion (acceptance, or attraction to what’s not yet known). No need to explain that if we were to focus on both the learning curve improves.
Creative Thinking: Diverge and Converge
Here’s a little diagram I put together to highlight the differences in the creative process between divergent and convergent thinking. Like all models, it’s not comprehensive, but meant to serve as a general guideline. (Convergence and Divergence are used in some form in most creativity models). The key is engaging BOTH types of thinking in a creative process. Next-level solutions emerge from engaging the unpredictability and expansiveness of divergent thinking first, and then applying the narrowing of convergent thinking to ground the new ideas into practical understandings and action steps.