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Using SCAMPER in the Classroom

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Brooke Bauer

on 21 December 2014

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Using SCAMPER in the Classroom
To Infinity...and Beyond Creativity!
Substitute
Combine
Adapt
P
Magnify/Minify
E
R
M
S
C
A
Put to Other Uses
Eliminate
Reverse/Rearrange


* A technique to spark creativity and
overcome challenges
* Based on the notion that everything is a
modification of something that already
exists
* A checklist of idea-sparking questions
* An acronym where each letter represents
a different way you can manipulate an
idea
SCAMPER is:
*Replacing one thing with another while keeping the basic structure the same
*Joining or putting things together to form something new
*Changing to meet new requirements or to fit new uses
O
o
o
*Making something larger, faster or
heavier or smaller, lighter or slower
*Using things for other uses than their usual purpose
vs.
*Simplifying, reducing, trimming or getting rid of something
*Doing something in a different order or in reverse or looking from a different perspective
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
using
SCAMPER
S: Substitute
What would have happened differently if the bears had been dinosaurs?
C: Combine
How would the story change if the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf were also in the story?
A: Adapt
M: Magnify/Minify
P: Put to Other Uses
E: Eliminate
R: Reverse/Rearrange
How would the story change if Baby Bear had gone to Godilock's house?
How would the story be different if Goldilocks had a black belt in Tae Kwon Do?
How could the story change if Goldilocks was a giant?
How might the story change if there was no Father Bear?
What if Goldilocks was actually trying to rob the Three Little Bears?
Why SCAMPER?
"There is a measurable drop in the creative imaginative expression of children at the fourth and seventh grades. It appears that well meaning adults, attempting to help children grow up and face reality, often dampen or extinguish the self kindling fires of creative-imaginative thought and expression."
(Eberle, 1996)
*to help children maintain and, hopefully, improve their
imaginative ability
*to improve creativity through the use of one's
imaginative talent (ex: writing a story, presenting a
project, improving methods of problem solving,
manipulating information, etc.)
*to provide an opportunity to learn and practice idea-
getting techniques that can be used in the future (ex:
writing, inventing, composing, creating new products,
and even the every day like preparing a menu, planning
an instructional unit or redecorating a room)
using
SCAMPER
The answer is 4.
What is the question?
The answer is The Bill of Rights
What is the question?
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