Thinkpetizers: Small Mental Bites of Creative Thinking

by FORTH added on 07 Nov 2019

Brief description:
The Thinkpetizers is a fast-paced hands-on workshop aiming to introduce the concept, practice and value of creative thinking through an engaging and fun participative experience, which even large multigenerational groups can enjoy together. To this end, the Thinkpetizers ‘borrow’ concepts and practices from popular events such as recreational sports group exercise, music concerts and stand-up comedy. Participants are allowed to discuss freely during the activities or even to copy from each other, since copying is often a good starting point for igniting idea generation. Participants mostly work in pairs and, occasionally, in groups of 3 or 4.
(where the practice takes place)
(where the practice takes place)
Organization name:
(running the practice)
Organization type:
Contact person:
Dimitris Grammenos
Contact email:
(for further information and inquiries)
Social media:
Related resources:
(e.g., web site, publications,media)
Participants’ age groups:
Age independent
Indicative number of participants:
15 - 200
Oriented to a specific gender?
(for the same group of participants)
Total duration:
(for the same group of participants)
1 - 5 hours
(where the practice takes place)
  • Classroom, formal learning space, etc.
  • Community lab, FabLab, non-formal learning space, etc.
  • Museum, science centre, outreach centre, library, zoo, etc.
  • Fair, contest, challenge, conferences, seminars, events, etc.
What are the role(s) of the adult(s) running the practice?
  • Presenter
  • Facilitator
  • Mentor / Guide
  • Observer
During the practice, participants…
  • Make
  • Play
Participants work…
  • Alone
  • In pairs
  • In family groups/with support of family group
  • What type of materials do participants use?
    • Pen and paper
    • Craft supplies / Stationery
    Pedagogical approach:
    • Collaborative-learning
    • Creative thinking
    • Critical thinking
    Social justice/equity approaches:
    • Free events/funding for those from low-income groups
    • Activities are designed to empower participants and meet their needs
    Does the practice have (explicit or implicit) learning objectives?
    Explicit: Creative thinking - concept, practice and value
    Is the practice (explicitly or implicitly) connected to school curricula?
    If connected in any way to school curricula, which subjects are covered?
    Additional notes: