Creative Mapping

“Imagination is more important than knowledge”
Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

Creative mapping is designed to enable you to discover the messages hidden in the Boulder Story.

Step 1. Do something different. Creative problem solving happens when we change space!

Step 2. Use a large sheet of paper and identify the messages in the story. (Flip chart size paper is excellent)

Step 3. Use colours, shapes, symbols and pictures instead of words to explore the messages in the story. Use key words (i.e. bullet points) and highlight them in colour.

Step 4. Use this creative map as a reflective process. Place it somewhere where you have access to it to review it or refine it.

I am not a teacher, I am a fellow traveller of whom you ask the way.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

In addition to identifying the intended messages, you may find yourself developing creative problem-solving ideas of your own.

These techniques have been used as accelerated learning tools to stimulate creative problem-solving.

Use them as “sign posts” on your journey of self-discovery. We consciously and often unconsciously, use metaphor and symbols in our language to describe how we see, hear, feel, smell and taste.

Contact Maggie Foster if you have any questions about this article or require further information about creative problem solving.