Convergent thinking is a fundamental tool in a child’s education.Today most educational opportunities are tied to one’s performance on standardized tests that are often multiple choice in nature. When a student contemplates the possible answers available they use convergent thinking to weigh alternatives within a construct.
Divergent thinking is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions. It typically occurs in a spontaneous free-flowing “non-linear” manner such that many ideas are generated in an emergent cognitive fashion.
Vertical thinking is a type of approach to problems that usually involves one being selective analytical and sequential. It could be said that it is the opposite of lateral thinking . Unlike lateral thinking that involves using added intuition risk taking and imagination through unconscious and subconscious proces…