Learning Domains

The Hillsborough Township School District

1. Fluency:

The ability to produce many ideas, responses, or questions.

2. Flexibility:

The ability to produce a variety of different ideas, questions or solutions, to seekmany directions oralternatives. To adapt common objects to fit a variety of approaches.

3. Originality:

The ability to think of novel, unique expressions or solutions, to have clever ideas rather than common or obvious ones; to express ideas in new ways.

4. Elaboration:

The ability to add or elaborate upon ideas or products; to stretch or expand ideas and embellish ideas to make them more interesting; to add details to improve ideas.

5. Imagination:

The ability to visualize possibilities, picture new objects, and form mental pictures.

6. Analysis:

The ability to break elements, relationships and principles into their basic parts; to classify, organize, categorize and take apart various types of information.

7. Synthesis:

The ability to combine parts together to create a whole; to rearrange the pieces or elements to create a pattern or structure not there before. Products of synthesis are new and unique.

8. Evaluation:

The ability to make judgments for a given purpose. These judgments are based on criteria chosen specifically for the task. The emphasis is on evaluating a variety of alternatives before selecting and implementing a solution.

9. Problem Solving:

The ability to develop a process that will enable to child to work from a "problem" to an effective "solution." The emphasis is on generating and evaluating a variety of alternatives before selecting and implementing a solution.

10.Decision Making:

The ability to evaluate data carefully before making judgments; to consider possible solutions from a variety of points of view; to examine conditions that would affect the solution; to evaluate decisions based on personal needs and values.


The ability to develop a positive self-concept, to understand and accept one's own feelings, capabilities and limitations; to demonstrate respect and acceptance of oneself and others; to develop and maintain positive social relationships; to make a positive contribution to society.

12. Communication:

The ability to modify and adjust expression of ideas for maximum reception, to find a variety of alternate ways to express ideas; to be able to express the relationship of personal thoughts, ideas and experiences to those of other people.

13. Self-Directed Learning:

The ability to be an active participant in the process of selecting subject matter; to create goals based on current interests, needs, and student preferred learning style; and to cooperate in evaluating the final product based on pre-determined criteria.

14. Research Techniques:

The ability to formulate a hypothesis, to develop a systematic plan; to gather, manipulate, use, summarize and evaluate data, and to report the results; to become aware of the existence, nature and function of various reference materials with emphasis on non-book materials and first-hand gathering. Various types of research include historical development, descriptive, case and field, correlation, action, and experimental.