is Focused Imaging?
the process of internally visualizing an object, event, or situation,
has the potential to nurture and enhance a student's creativity
(Bagley & Hess, 1987). Imaging enables students to relax and
allow their imaginations to take them on journeys, to "experience"
situations first hand, and to respond with their senses to the mental
the classroom, imaging exercises nurture and develop students' creative
potentials. Teachers can encourage divergent thinking by asking
students to transform a teacher guided image into several others
of their own creation, to imagine various solutions for spatial
or design problems, or to visualize a particular scene or event
and then imagine what might happen next.
provides a focus and an opportunity for open-minded exploration
of new concepts in all areas of study. It can help broaden students'
conceptual understanding of subject area material, especially complex
concepts and processes. Imaging allows students to connect their
prior experiences to new ideas under investigation.