Discover the revolutionary learning approach
of JUICE and how it relates to the Creativity Process
section will be of particular interest to all educators,
teachers and trainers.
There’s a revolutionary new and cutting edge
approach to infusing creativity into any curriculum
– whether it’s the teaching of English,
Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Science, History,
Engineering, Humanities, or Management!
Juxtaerobix Unusually Innovative & Creative Edvantage
It’s called JUICE or Juxtaerobix
Unusually Innovative & Creative Edvantage (where
“Edvantage” stands for Educational Advantage)
and it is a simple and practical approach to real-life
creative thinking, creative learning, creative problem-solving
and creative living.
JUICE employs the power of Juxtaerobix
Its value as a learning and thinking tool is simply
remarkable: JUICE mirrors the real-life creative thinking
process and empowers an educator to infuse creativity
seamlessly into the learning process!
Learning is most fundamentally a mental
process. It's basically a brain transfer. It involves
the brain and all its senses.
However, most learning in the classroom is obsessed
with finding the right answer. JUICE turns this quest
for a definite "solution to a problem" completely
on its head- upside-down!
It was Neil Postman, an educator, who lamented, "Children
enter schools as question marks and leave as periods."
The Approach honors the process of thinking and views
it as much more important than the search for an "answer".
After all, it's in our journey of self-discovery -
thinking, learning, solving problems, and living life
itself - that we discover who we are, why we are who
we are, what we want to do, how we want to do, and
where we want to go.
JUICE provides a simplistic and yet practical real-life
environment in which we can flourish creatively in
the way we think, learn, solve problems and enjoy
The result: A more creative thinker in every one of
us! Better yet, we become true practitioners of creativity!
It's a model of experiential learning or "real-life
living" (we prefer to call it) where the process
of discovery or learning is the very process of creativity
itself. This indeed is the real power of JUICE!
JUICE Epitomizes The Creativity
will change the way we look at creativity and problem-solving!
From it, you will learn and realize that the creative
process is not at all a mysterious one which is practiced
only by those who are blessed with natural creative
talents. You will get to experience, perhaps for the
first time, the practical steps of creativity used
by great thinkers to come up with great ideas.
order to appreciate the value of an approach to learning
and teaching like JUICE, we need to understand the
stages or process of creativity itself.
It’s now generally accepted by almost all creativity
experts and practitioners that the creativity process
can be distilled down to a few steps or phases.
1: Problem Identification/Definition
primary impetus of creativity is the realization of
a problem. That there’s a problem at hand and
you need a creative solution to it. This stage of
the creative problem solving process is called the
Problem Identification or Definition phase.
It’s when you size up the problem before and
attempt to define it by establishing its parameters.
Here you immerse yourself in the problem, searching
out any information that might be relevant. It’s
when you let your imagination roam free, open yourself
to anything that is even vaguely relevant to the problem.
The idea is to gather a broad range of data so that
unusual and unlikely elements can begin to juxtapose
themselves. Being receptive, being able to listen
openly and well, is a crucial skill here.
2: Idea Generation
you generate a large number of ideas. This stage of
the creative thinking process should be freeing and
characterized by inspiration, spontaneity, experimentation,
intuition and without fear.
It is at this stage that you want to be careful about
not judging the validity or feasibility of your ideas.
Let your ideas flow and suspend judgment or self-censorship
for the moment.
Great thinkers have discovered that they can only
achieve their full creative potential by learning
how to separate idea generation from idea evaluation.
They know how to generate as many ideas as possible
way before analyzing them.
This is the “sleeping on the problem”
Once you have mulled over all the relevant information,
you leave the problem to simmer. At this Incubation
stage, you chew on all the data you have collated
and wait almost passively. You will have to trust
your subconscious mind to do all the work. You literally
let your mind “sleep on the problem.”
Phase 4: Illumination
is probably the most exciting phase. It’s that
part of the creativity process that seemingly makes
all the effort and work worthwhile.
this Illumination phase, you’ll experience the
sudden bubbling up of the answer. The creative solution
or solutions seem to come to you out of the blue.
The Illumination stage is generally described as the
is the final stage of the dynamic creativity process.
Called the Verification stage, here you look back
over the other phases and evaluate your progress.
Of The Creativity Process
How JUICE Works
In JUICE, the starting point is a specially conceptualized
serves as the catalyst to spark off the users on a
journey of creative self-discovery: it provides the
"problem" or situation, motivates the users
to free associate to discover for themselves the possible
"solutions", helps them document all their
free-flowing ideas along the way, takes them through
the step-by-step process of creative thinking, brings
them to a stage called "Eureka!" and aids
them to arrive at the possible or suggested "answers"
to the initial problem.
Put simply, here's how it works:
- There's a beginning called the "Problem"
(represented by a Juxtaerobix workout)
- The creative thinking process (Idea generation,
- The end or the Verification (represented by the
answer to the Juxtaerobix)
- Juxtaerobix models the very process of day-to-day
creative thinking and replicates it in the classroom
works with the user, rides on the current brain-ware
of the user, and customizes a creativity process that
fits him or her. It harnesses the power of self-paced
learning according to the mental capabilities of each
individual user - observing the fundamental and sacred
rule that every on has his unique DNA.
Talk about having the exact right software that runs
optimally on a particular piece of hardware!
The Ten Guiding Principles Of The JUICE
#1. There is no one right answer.
#2. The virtue is the thinking and free-associating.
#3. Whole brain means WHOLE brain creativity - always
harness the power of your whole (not half) brain.
#4. Suspend judgment - especially during the idea
#5. Let there be FUN!
#6. Learning is must fundamentally a MENTAL process.
#7. If at first you can't think of it, think again.
And again. And again.
#8. The best way to get good ideas is to have lots
#9. Involve as many senses as possible.
#10. For sense of security of completeness, most people
need things to have a beginning, a middle, and an
Who Is JUICE For?
For a start, JUICE is for anybody who "thinks"
that he has a brain! If you think that you have a
brain and you want (you arrive at this conclusion
after some self-discovery) to sharpen your thinking
skills, then welcome to the world of Juxtaerobix!
More seriously, JUICE is perfect for any learner (whether
he learns best through visualizing (V), hearing (A)
or involving his hands and feelings (K) or a combination
of these VAK modes). It appeals to left-brainers and
right-brainers as well. People of all personality
types - sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, choleric
or a blend of any of these four types - will find
this creative approach very suitable. (After all,
no matter what type or blend we are, we all have been
putting up with uninspiring and boring classroom teaching
for so long.)
I want to be very bold (I'm a known risk-taker) to
tell you that the "J" in Juxtaerobix stands
for "Jump start one's brain". For many learners
who have been unjustly labeled by others including
their mentors as "dumb" or "stupid",
may just empower them by jump starting their God-given
built-in supercomputer and grant them their last laugh.
More specifically, their close encounter with Juxtaerobix
may be the spark - and the only spark they would ever
need of creativity that propels them to a lifetime
JUICE is for ANYONE who wants to be FREE - free to
think, free to dream, free to associate, free to live
and even free to make mistakes. And this class of
people includes the educator and the like.
The Educational Genius Of JUICE
The value of JUICE as a learning, thinking and teaching
tool is simply remarkable. It epitomizes all the fundamental
elements of creativity, creative thinking and creative
1. JUICE takes the user through a journey of self-discovery.
2. JUICE promotes "safe" risk-taking.
3. JUICE offers opportunities for seizing.
4. JUICE encourages the challenging of entrenched
5. JUICE compels the user to look at problems from
a new perspective.
6. JUICE enhances ambiguous thinking.
7. JUICE gives permission for people to engage in
blue-sky thinking (or daydreaming).
8. JUICE increases the mental capacity for one to
9. JUICE workouts track the progress of the user's
development in thinking skills.
10. JUICE teaches one to suspend judgment during idea
11. JUICE is fun and mentally stimulating.
12. JUICE opens the world for the Visual, Auditory
and Kinesthetic (VAK) learners.
13. JUICE develops "big picture" vision
by showing the connectivity of diverse elements.
14. JUICE creates creative thinkers almost stealthily.
15. Most of all, JUICE works!
This cutting edge approach - which is in short a real-life
creative learning technique - serves as an effective
means of infusing creative thinking into various subject
matters when applied to them.
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