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Vocabulary for Theme 5

Thinking Changing and reorganizing the information stored in memory to create new information.
Image A visual, mental representation of an event or object.
Symbol An abstract unit of thought that represents an object or quality.
Concept A label for a class of object or events that have at least on attribute in common.
Prototype A representative example of a concept.
Rule A statement of relation between concepts.
Metacognition The awareness of one's own cognitive processes.
Algorithm A step-by-step procedure for solving a problem.
Heuristic A rule-of-thumb problem-solving strategy.
Mental Set A habitual strategy or pattern of problem solving.
Functional Fixedness The inability to imagine new functions for familiar objects.
Creativity The capacity to use information and/or abilities in a new and original way.
Flexibility The ability to overcome rigidity.
Recombination Rearranging the elements or a problem to arrive at an original solution.
Insight The apparent sudden realization of the solution to a problem.
Language The expression of ideas through symbols and sounds that are arranged according to rules.
Phoneme An individual sound that is a basic structural element of language.
Morpheme The smallest unit of meaning in a given language.
Syntax Language rules that govern how words can be combined to form meaningful phrases and sentences.
Semantics The study of meaning in language.
Achievement Acquired knowledge in a particular subject, proficiency, or skill.
Creativity The ability to produce or develop original work, theories, techniques, or thoughts.
Giftedness The state of possessing a great amount of natural ability, talent, or intelligence, which usually becomes evident at a very young age.
Cultural Bias The tendency to interpret and judge phenomena in terms of the distinctive values, beliefs, and other characteristics of the society or community to which one belongs.
Emotional Intelligence A type of intelligence that involves the ability to process emotional information and use it in reasoning and other cognitive activities.
Spatial Intelligence The ability to mentally manipulate objects in space and to imagine them in different locations and positions.
Created by: tderue