Thinking mode divergent thinking
Divergent Thinking Model
The Divergent Thinking Model provides a concise and unifying approach to integrating important elements of thinking in both the cognitive and the affective domain. The model presents seven different question types that educators may use in structuring teaching and learning activities for children and students. The question types include:
Quantity questions such as
List .... How many .... Give many examples of ....
which will stimulate flexibility of thinking
Change questions such as
What is the short term and long term significance of .... What would happen if ....
which will stimulate creative thinking
Prediction questions such as
Suppose that .... Tell the outcome of ....
which will stimulate critical thinking
Point of View questions such as
Justify .... Give your opinion ....
which will stimulate affective thinking
Personal involvement Questions such as
What if you were .... Imagine yourself as ....
which will stimulate affective thinking
Comparative association questions such as
Compare .... Find similarities between ....
which will stimulate analytical thinking
Valuing questions such as
Do you agree that .... How do you feel about ....
which will stimula