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In the mindmap above, I summarized the key elements of this video. One of the most important arguments, in my opinion, is that Divergent Thinking is very important in contexts where multiple possibilities are needed to be taken in account.
The complexity of our global and connected world needs people who can not only find single answers to problems but people who are able to find out multiple solutions to a single problem.
Divergent Thinking is not opposite to Analytical Intelligence. There is a complementarity between the two skills. The danger is to encourage only one of the two skills, like the IQ Tests.
At the end of the video, Polly Peterson gives us some tips for improving our Creativity and Divergent Thinking Skills:
- Achieving Expertise
- Willingness to take risks
- Intrinsic Motivation
- Encouraging both hemispheres communication with specific activities