Overview

Inspire thinking at all grade levels

The exercise can be used in all subjects. The older the pupils the more you can challenge them on their knowledge, opinions and imagination.

  1. Divide the class into groups and present the task. In the lower grades, the task could be: “Write a story based on four picture cards. Tell the story to the class and let them guess which cards you have used.”
  2. Hold out 10-12 cards face down like playing cards and let each group draw four cards from your hand. None of the groups must see each other´s cards.
  3. When each group has drawn four cards, they spread out and start coming up with ideas for the plot of their story. Meanwhile, you walk around to the groups and talk with them about what the pictures could symbolise.
  4. The groups write down their stories so they can read them aloud to the class. Drawings may be part of the story if the pupils have trouble with the written language.
  5. When all groups are ready, you collect their cards, mix them and place them on the floor so that everyone can see them.
  6. Now, the groups read their story aloud in turn. After each story, the other groups take turns trying to determine which cards have inspired the story they have just heard. You can choose to give points for each correct card.

In higher grades, the exercise can be used in foreign language class. Optionally, the pupils choose their own pictures and work individually. For instance, the task could be: “Choose a card that says either A) something about what you like best about being in school, B) something about yourself that your friends don’t know, or C) something about what you find most exciting to do in your spare time.”

Innovation

Innovation

Innovation is discovering, developing and applying new ideas in known workflows and processes. Give innovation a boost with images.

Hjernen

Brain

90% of the brain’s sensory input comes from visual sources. Images start thought tracks in the brain. If they cross each other in new combinations, new ideas emerge.

Kreativitet

Creativity

Creativity unfolds when we use imagery and try to combine different and seemingly independent pictures with each other.