Creativity drives the economy in the 21st century. Skill training in certain areas isn’t as important as an intelligent person who can think in an unusual way. Creative thinking, therefore, is something that should be infused into every existing subject area at all grade levels.
How do we teach creative thinking? SCAMPER according to Bob Eberle, its creator, is an engaging introduction to creative thinking. SCAMPER is an acronym, each letter referring to a different verb. These verbs are techniques to use to encourage creative thinking. When thinkers guide their thoughts using a certain verb/technique they achieve a new outcome and/or idea.
SCAMPER Revisited presents activities to practice each step in real world situations with familiar elements or objects.