Developing Creative thinking Skills for KG

Program Details

Title
Developing Creative thinking Skills for KG
Duration: 15 hours
Prerequisites: Completed “ Advanced Educational Qualification”
Material: Training Guide, Program Kit, and online resources on Marifah
Level - Track: Specialized Level - Kindergarten
Target Audience : Kindergarten teachers

Short Description

This program illustrates the concepts and terminology on creative thinking and talent. It points out the mental physiological functions of human being and the infrastructure of creativity. It also deals with the importance of environment for discovering the readiness and interests of which aims at enhancing thinking and creativity. It deals with the concepts, educational definition and application of creativity, innovation, success, talent, and excellence. The program also includes activities to indicate the principles of creative thinking, methods of talent finding, and how to apply them on children, stages of creativity, characteristics of creative thinking, and thinkers. The program points out the factors discouraging creativity as well as creativity assessment models and creativity development programs to apply in classroom environments.

Big Ideas

Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality.
Even those of us who are not in explicit creative fields must come up with new ideas and insights in order to move ahead.
There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly.
Teachers make a powerful difference in what children learn and how they think.

Essential Questions

How can teachers generate ideas for children through activities?
What are the appropriate activities that stimulate creative thinking?
How can teachers benefit from some standards in developing creative thinking?
Why do we learn about the stages of creativity?

Outcomes

Unit Outcomes
1
  • • Identify concept of creativity from different points of view.
  • • Explain creativity, talent and excellence concepts.
  • • Differentiate between creativity and intelligence.
  • • Differentiate between creative thinking and critical thinking.
  • • Identify the stages of creative process.
  • • Summarize the characteristics of creative children in pre-school age.
 2
  • • Use brainstorming strategy during activities.
  • • Identify tests that help in discovering creators..
  • • Identify programs that help in recognition of creative minders.
  • • Explain creative thinking development strategies.
  • • Generate mechanisms of creative ideas.
 3
  • • Identify the general principles of creative thinking
  • • Identify the killers of creative thinking.
  • • Practice titles test in Guilford scale.
  • • Practice Skambr creative program.
 4
  • • Identify the importance of patterns for children.
  • • Create activities to imitate patterns and develop them.
  • • Design activities for teaching geometric shapes.
  • • Create activities around numbers.
  • • Employ tangible items in teaching numbers.
  • • Explain various methods of teaching Mathematics.

Assessment

No Assessment Component Weight
1 Attendance and Participation Participation 5
Attendance 5
2 Formative Assessment Self-regulated -assessment KWL-Q 5
Vocabulary Tool 5
Trainer Assessment

Use these two questions in answering the following themes of unit:

  1. A. Based on your previous and expected knowledge, what is the acquired knowledge from this unit?
  2. B. Show how the information in this unit meet your needs?

Depending on the previous questions, You can fill the vacuum by the following topics.

20

4 unit * 5

3 Summative assessment Summative performance task: Plan activities for developing creativity and creative thinking of KG children covers all skills and activities covered by different theories of creativity

25

Exit Task 5
Portfolio 10
Final exam 20
Program Total 100

Time Distribution

No Item Time (min)
1 KWL-Q 15
2 Pre-Vocabulary Tool 15
3 Terminology 10
4 Activity 1.1: Creativity Thinking Concepts 65
5 Activity 1.2: Features and characteristics 40
6 Assessment task 10
7 Activity 2.1: " Brainstorming " 10
8 Activity 2.2: Detection of Creativity 40
9 Activity 2.3: "Generating ideas" 40
10 Assessment task 10
11 Activity 3.1: “How do we get to creativity." General principles 40
12 Activity 3.2: "Obstacles thinking" 40
13 Activity 3.3: The principles of creative thinking "Thinking programs." 40
14 Assessment task 30
15 Activity 4.1: "Torrence scale applications" 50
16 Activity 4.2: "Six Hats" 55
17 Activity 4.3: "Children and Creativity " 50
18 Assessment task 10
19 Post -Vocabulary Tool 10
20 Exit Task 20
Total 10 Hours


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