Discovery Using Divergent Thinking

There are two approaches to learning: divergent thinking and convergent thinking.

Divergent thinking entails zooming out to examine the big picture, or the entire context of a problem. This procedure is divided into three stages.

First, look for discrepancies between current theory and new data. Anomalies typically represent either problems or opportunities.

A good idea will eventually be recognized, heralding a collision of contradictory information and perspectives.

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