Understanding opposing models is fundamental to enjoying and leveraging Integrative Thinking. We've outlined a framework for exploring the logic and benefits of models that are in tension.

 
 

Making our thinking explicit lets us play with our thoughts, expand them, adjust them, and make them robust. With the right tools, we can collaborate better and become more comfortable with complexity.

 
 

Using a framework inspired by design thinking, we can create an environment for our students to collaborate, build connections, and utilize constraints to their advantage. We foster creativity in every classroom.

 

Our tools foster a mindset that is ready to explore different and conflicting ideas. They help students to be clear about their own thinking and outline how the ideas of others can be used to enhance existing points of view. With deepened understanding comes renewed creativity, stretching student thinking into unexpected places. Explore Integrative Thinking in action as K-12 teachers implement out tools in their classrooms.