Too often, academics can be accused of applying techniques
that do not work to problems that do not matter. This KTP gave
us valuable experience in applying cutting edge research techniques
to problems that are central to current higher education debates in the UK.
— Professor Paul Longley,
Centre Of Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)
University College London
Critical thinking…the awakening of the intellect to the study of itself. Critical thinking is a rich concept that has been developing throughout the past 2500 years. The term “critical thinking” has its roots in the mid-late 20th century. We offer here overlapping definitions, together which form a substantive, transdisciplinary conception of critical thinking.
A case-study template
(note similarity to: STARR template)
Flash sales -> Flash learning (the bluffers guide to …)
Crowd sourcing -> Crowd teaching (mechanical turk)
Reinvent the original
Oblique strategies is a set of 100 cards, created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in 1975. The cards were designed to assist creative problem solving. basically as an aid for lateral thinking, providing sometimes off-the-wall suggestions which can push you to see things from a different angle.
Remove specifics and convert to ambiguities
Don't be frightened of cliches
What is the reality of the situation?
Are there sections?
Go slowly all the way round the outside
A line has two sides
Into the impossible
Ask people to work against their better judgement
Take away the elements in order of apparent non-importance
Change instrument roles
Disconnect from desire
Don't be afraid of things because they're easy to do
Don't be frightened to display your talents
Breathe more deeply
Only one element of each kind
Is there something missing?
Do nothing for as long as possible
Full a full listing of the cards over three generations see: http://music.hyperreal.org/artists/brian_eno/osfaq2.html
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
— Albert Einstein
Good design solves the right problem.
— van Gaalen, A. (2009). Never use white type on a black background. Bis: Amsterdam.
Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.