AN ECONOMY BUILT ON HORIZONTAL THOUGHT?
An interesting PDF -“Creating Creative Children” by the Drs. Eide of The Neurolearning Blog, cites shifts in the information economy as creating demand for insight-generating, horizontal thinkers with what the Eides term “creative expertise”, and a (relative) economic devaluation of vertical thinking niche experts.
While the Eides are using some different terms than I have on past posts on cognition, metacognition, creativity and learning, they have a document that is conceptually rich and in which I find substantial agreement. Their points on the importance of visualization and tolerance for ambiguity in are only part of a collection of ” ten habits” that serve as categories of cognitive strategies. A much larger brief in terms of scope than the title suggests.
Well worth your time.