Creative Imagination

According to Dreyer, this type of imagination is superior to imitative imagination. This is a type of imagination in which new combination of ideas take place, which is so essential for the progress of human race. According to Early Childhood Education Online creative thinking is the process of recombining facts, ideas and observations in such a way that the result is something that transcends old knowledge; but inventions and creative thinking have to build on old foundations. Whenever we are confronted with problems, new ways of thought are sought by as. These new ways of thinking about things lead us to the production of new Ideas and new inventions. The motivation for the new ways of thinking is, however, provided by the dissatisfaction with his present way of doing things. In case one is perfectly satisfied with his present activity and ways of thought, he will not be motivated to learn anything new or to reason out new inferences or to create new ways of doing or thinking.

An Individual who is contributing to human progress who finds a problem in everything and is, thus, motivated to learn something different or to reason out some new method or to imagine scene novel invention. It is to be noted that the starting point, for creative imagination is similar to that for reasoning and learning. Creative thinking involves the same mental processes that are utilized in other forms of thinking, i.e., experience, association and expression. “Mental impressions are received, recalled, reflected upon and applied. “According to Montessori Mumbai, stages of creative thinking usually include preparation, a time of incubation and insight. The line of demarcation between creative thinking and reasoning, or problem-solving is not very dear. Some people have a view-point that creative thinking is the same as problem-solving. When a person is solving a problem he is creating something new to himself which was unknown to him. When an inventor is working on his invention he is in actuality solving a problem which has arisen to him. It Is because of tills that there is hardly much difference between the steps of problem-solving and creative thinking. Kindergarten Teacher Training has described in four different ways and is as follows:

(1) Preparation: One makes purposeful study, makes all the efforts to accumulate that information which has bearing upon a particular objective. At this stage one makes himself so familiar with the facts that they can be recalled without reference to notes or record.

(2) Incubation: It is the period when the creative thinker turns over the idea in his mind leisurely and periodically. He allows, it to mature. He does not hurry with it nor completely forgets about it.

(3) Illumination: At this stage a clear conception of the answer to the problem emerges. All his earlier study, tossing over of the idea in the mind is rewarded by a solution which seems appropriate.

(4) Verification:This is the stage where the solution to the problem which has been found is extended to other situation. At this stage the conclusion is attempted to be reversed and reformed in the light of application. During this time materials may be assembled and integrated for the various aspects of the problem investigated.