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Cognitive Thinking: Creativity, Brainstorming and Convergent & Divergent Thinking

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Whenever there is a problem, Mark always comes up with a new, original and unique solution that no one else has thought about before. We could say that Mark is very _____.

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1. Solving an algebraic question with a set, correct answer requires which type of thinking?

2. Kevin is good at music. He likes to compose new tunes and then writes creative lyrics to them. This shows which type of thinking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are different kinds of cognitive thinking that humans develop to help us with different problems. This quiz has you recall these types of cognitive thinking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet pairing test your ability to:

  • Recognize the term for coming up with new solutions or ideas
  • Identify the type of thinking used to solve an algebraic question
  • Point out the type of thinking used to compose new lyrics for a tune
  • List Sternberg's three types of intelligence required for creative thinking
  • Recognize the technique where people identify many creative solutions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on types of cognitive thinking
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider the types of cognitive thinking that fit a given example
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about Sternberg's three types of intelligence

Additional Learning

You can learn more on this very subject if you read the lesson entitled Cognitive Thinking: Creativity, Brainstorming, and Convergent & Divergent Thinking, which will cover the following objectives:

  • Define convergent and divergent thinking
  • Provide examples of convergent and divergent thinking
  • Define and provide examples of types of intelligence that fit Sternberg's theory
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