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Chapter 4 C.R.E.A.M strategy for learning
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C.R.E.A.M stands for : C – Creative Have the confidence to apply imagination to your learning and problem-solving. R- Reflective Be able to sit with your experience, analyse and evaluate your dwn performance, and draw lessons from it. E- Effective Organize your time space priorities state of mind, resources and use of technology to maximum benefit. A - Active Be personally engaged physically and mentally in making sense of what you learn. M – Motivated Be clear about the outcomes you want to achieve, the steps you need to take to achieve these and what you will do to build and maintain your engagement and enthusiasm.
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Finding your creative streak Creativity especially important for generating ideas in the early stages of new assignments. You can use more logical approaches later, to evaluate which creative ideas to use. Attitudes that prevent creativity: It's a waste of time. It's childish. There's a time for work and a time for play. There's a right way of doing things. It's not logical. I'm not creative. I can't.
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Approaches that foster creativity :
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Play and lateral thinking Select any two random objects, such as a cup and a plant. Find as many connections between them as you can (e.g. by size, colour, owner, the way they break, how they spin, when they were bought). How could you apply this type of play to your coursework?. You find what you are looking for : Find ten round things in the room. Find ten things that open. Once you start to look, you may find your attention drawn to many such items. If you look for new strategies or answers, it is more likely that you will find them too.
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There's more than one right answer : Once you have come up with an answer, look for more. These may be better- or give you a way of fine- tuning the first idea. Combine things: Take the front half of one animal and the rear of another. What new animal have you invented?. The essence of invention is mixing two different ideas or contexts to create a new variety. This helps in academic thinking too- such as comparing viewpoints. Metaphor : Let one thing stand for, or represent, another; that is use metaphor or analogy. Look at objects or study problems from different perspectives, making these visual or concrete in playful ways. Take an issue out of the academic context and see what it looks like in the world of oranges and apples, or knives, forks, salt and pepper. If an issue doesn't make sense to you, map it out with objects on a table- just as generals mapped out military strategies using toy soldiers.
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Creative problem- solving
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What ? Problem- solving takes different froms such as: Real-life, everyday situation in study, personal life or work.
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