Problem Solving And Creativity

Rote learning and memory are important cognitive functions at all periods of human development, and especially during the school days of childhood and adolescence. Schooling provides us with the knowledge and skills that have been acquired throughout human history and relieves us of the task of rediscovering an answer to every question or a solution to every problem that we encounter. On occasion, however, we are confronted with a problem for which we have no ready-made solution and which may demand a new approach—something outside the range of our immediate experience.

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