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  • The Creativity Challenge by Tanner Christensen

    Posted by MaryJane Garibay at 12/2/2015

    THE CREATIVITY CHALLENGE by Tanner Christensen 

    Tanner Christensen is the author of the book, The Creativity Challenge, a short book that contains 150 "creative challenges" designed to ignite the spark of creativity within us. Christensen (2015) categorizes the types of creative challenges in the book as follows: 

    1. Convergent: requires you to combine elements of more than one idea or thing;

    2. Divergent: requires you to take elements apart in order to examine their individual parts;

    3. Lateral: straightforward, logical thinking process that must follow steps in order;

    4. Aesthetic: to think aesthetically is to focus on how an object or idea appears; and 

    5. Emergent: emergent thinking is a natural process that comes as a result of rumination.  It's what happens when you daydream! (10-11).

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