Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lesson 4 - Convergent and Divergent thinking, Logical Mindmap, Stereotype

lectured by Mr. Yap sau Bin

◦ Convergent thinking
It generally means the ability to give the correct answer to standard questions that do not require significant creativity, for instance in most tasks in school and on standardized multiple-choice tests for intelligence.
Example, Solving many problems in a single proper way.

◦ Divergent thinking
It is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions.
Example, Use the smartest way to reach a location in a shortest time.

-introduced by Tony Buzan is a great tool for idea generation and brainstorming. It enhance both sides of the human brain and widely used in taking notes, research or generating new ideas.

Defining mind mapping
Mind mapping is a diagram which enhance both sides of human brain, often used to generate, visualize , structure ideas. Mind mapping is to stimulate and create interest in the individual and also to audience.

Examples of mindmap taken from google image

mind mapping can be devided into logical and associated mind map

◦ Logical Mind Map - Every word or image through stereotype links are directly related to the central theme
◦ Associated Mind Map - Can generate random words and the links between the words seem no connection.

A stereotype is a commonly held public belief about specific social groups or types of individuals. The concepts of "stereotype" and "prejudice" are often confused with many other different meanings. Stereotypes are standardized and simplified conceptions of groups based on some prior assumptions. Generally speaking, stereotypes are not based on objective truth but rather subjective and sometimes unverifiable content-matter.

I want to share a quote on this week, which is...
“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.” – Linda Naiman

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