Idea Generation

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    • 00:03

      [MUSIC PLAYING]Idea Generation is the concept thatdraws from cognitive psychology and hasbeen around for a little while now.It probably draws, originally, from the workof Hayes and Flower in 1980, when they came upwith the first model of the writing process.

    • 00:24

      [Professor Debra Myhill, Professor of Education,University of Exeter] And they saw the writing processas cycling through three phases, planning, effectively writing,and revising.And idea generation is part of the stageof planning, the bit that comes before you write.And idea generation is basically just about getting ideas.

    • 00:45

      And teachers in both primary and secondaryare excellent at different strategies, reallycreative strategies for supporting childrenin getting ideas for writing or for writing about a topic.So you might watch a video, or you might read a story,or you might handle an object, or you might go on a trip.All of those things are ways of generating ideas.

    • 01:06

      In the context of writing, though,what's really important to know isthat idea generation precedes the process of writing itself,but it also accompanies the process of writing,that as we write we get more ideas.And sometimes our best ideas actually come during writing.And also, when we read back over our writing,

    • 01:26

      we also get more ideas.So idea generation isn't simply the bityou do before you write.It's what you need to do before you writeto have to have something to write about.But actually, it's important in every stage of the writingprocess.[MUSIC PLAYING]

Idea Generation

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This film defines idea generation, and includes commentary on writing processes.

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Idea Generation

This film defines idea generation, and includes commentary on writing processes.

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