By Dhrubaa Ghosh, Nov 17, 2021 13:30
Brainstorming began as a concept to make work better, but is now part of education everywhere. One common concept used effectively in brainstorming is SCAMPER. Alex Osborn, credited by many as the originator of brainstorming methods, originally came up with many of the questions SCAMPER uses to get us thinking. Interestingly, Bob Eberle, an education administrator and author, organized these questions into the SCAMPER mnemonic. So this is a method that has its roots in educational practice. Discover how it can help your kids too.
Why was SCAMPER created?
Since the inception of the technique in 1991 by Alex Osborn and Bob Eberle, SCAMPER has been implemented world-wide for creative thinking to generate fresh ideas in both business and education. The main focus was on enhancing creative abilities in children. The SCAMPER technique is specifically aimed at overcoming a problem by approaching it from different perspectives, resulting in troubleshooting and also developing new ideas.
What does SCAMPER stand for?
SCAMPER Technique is a team brainstorming technique that individual students can also use. SCAMPER is an acronym for Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify/Magnify, Purpose, Eliminate/Minimize and Rearrange/Reverse. Let’s see how this works.