Reading 3

Creativity- A framework for the Design/problem solving discourse in technology education.

Theodore Lewis

This reading focuses on the creative process of technology education. The article states that creativity is not easily defined due to its ‘unseen character.’ There are five kinds of implications for teaching technology education. These implications include:

– design/problem solving pedagogy

-Assessment

-Professional development

-Curriculum

-Research

there are also five creative cognitive precesses which make the subject easier to teach and to understand.

– Metaphorical thinking

-Analogical thinking

-Combinatorial thinking

-Divergent thinking

-Productive thinking

These five processes are identified and briefly detailed in the article.

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