Topics: Creativity, Want, Idea Pages: 3 (616 words) Published: March 21, 2013
DQ Week 4 Hum/111

Week 4 DQ 1
         The article “How to Build a Curious Child” presents techniques to help you regain your curiosity. How might you use these techniques to help you regain the habit of asking meaningful questions about the world around you?

The main thing that I got out of reading “How to Build a Curious Child” is that you don’t need to be afraid to be curious. Ask questions and include your children and make them curious about things too. I am the type of person that wants to find out things. I want my children to be the same way. Don’t make it to where children are not afraid to ask why about something. Answer them the best that you can or have them help you find the answer my looking for it through the internet or by exploring about it. I had a friend that once told me to never assume, I just had to ask him why. He told me that a person that assumes makes an ass out of you and me. It took me awhile to figure that one out. It’s because a person that assumes that they know everything always makes an ass out of themselves and also yourself for believing it. I got a good laugh out of this one. So now instead of assuming something I want to find the answers, I don’t believe until I can see it for myself.

Week 4 DQ 2
         Identify three key strategies that help stimulate your imagination. How might you use those strategies to be creative in your workplace or school?

Three key strategies are:
Look for unusual combinations
Visualize the solution
Construct pro and con arguments

How you can use the strategies in either the work place or school:

Unusual combinations- This would be like combining two things that don’t go together. This could be used to help you remember assignments, words that are hard to remember, and so on.

Visualize the solution- seeing the problem and visualizing it. You can see an assignment as a problem, you have to do it, and you can visualize what it will look like when you are done....
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