convergent thinking


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convergent thinking

Analytical thinking that follows a set of rules, as in arithmetic, or in which the logical validity of the thought processes is checked and verified. Compare divergent or creative ‘lateral’ thinking, characterized by unorthodox mental processes but often productive of a number of different and sometimes valuable solutions.
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Students are usually already trained in convergent thinking by the educational systems, and there is typically more of a struggle to foster divergent thinking.
Conversely, the combination of low occupational variety and industry variety is likely to have the opposite outcomes: while likely to be associated with the development of convergent thinking and optimized learning, divergent thinking is nonexistent.
Convergent thinking refers to a "focused and affirmative evaluation of alternatives" (Puccio, Mance, & Murdock, 2010, p.
2--How much is seven grade natural sciences school book is adapted to levels of mental functions (cognitive memory, convergent thinking, divergent thinking and evaluator thought).
There is a merging of divergent and convergent thinking - of thought and of action.
149) While creativity requires a combination of divergent and convergent thinking to produce something novel and appropriate, collaborative processes tend to lead to a convergence of ideas and can impede thinking "outside the box.
Parhizgar has found seven types of thinking: convergent thinking, divergent thinking, deductive thinking, inductive thinking, critical thinking, thinking critically, and synthesized thinking.
Convergent thinking then forces the user to determine the few key ideas or connections between ideas that solve the problem best.
Convergent thinking is defined as the kind of thinking that focuses on coming up with the single, well-established answer to a problem.
Convergent thinking is similar to conventional notions of intelligence in which existing knowledge/information is synthesized to arrive at the single most appropriate answer.
For one thing, it's the author's on collection of challenging brainteasers designed to help readers train different areas of thinking, from special-vision to logic and convergent thinking, word power and math.
Convergent thinking focuses mainly on one narrow issue, while divergent thinking focuses on many possible issues.