TRIZ Textbooks:  CID Course for Children, 2-1 W
Fantasy City:
Course of Creative Imagination Development (CID), 2nd Grade, 1st Semester,
Natalia V. Rubina (Petrozavodsk, Russia) 1998 [published in Russian]
English translation by Irina Dolina (Tokyo, Japan) April 2, 2001
Technical Editing by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.) July 15, 2001
Published in this "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" in English on Jul. 17, 2001 under the permission of the Author.  
(C) N.V.Rubina, I. Dolina, T. Nakagawa, 2001

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Jul. 17, 2001 2nd Grade/1st Semester  "Fantasy City" whole volume   Guide-Book Workbook

Editor's Note:  Please refer to the Editor's Preface (by T. Nakagawa) and the Author's Preface (by N. V. Rubina) on the top page of this Course textbook series.

Contents of the CID Course, 2nd Grade, 1st Semester     Course Top Page: 
Book Title; 
   Contents  Guide-
"Fnatasy City" 

     2nd Grade, 
     1st  Semester

Guide-book             Workbook

Preface and Weekly Topic Planning Jul. 17, 
Introduction.  Acquaintance with Fantasy City 
        (Introductory Lesson)
Jul. 17, 
1. Card Index - First step on the way to creativity  Jul. 17, 
Sdventures in Fantasy City
2. Morphological Box 
      (Method of fantastic subtraction)
Jul. 17, 
3. Unususal Inhabitants of Fatasy City 
      (Animation Method)
Jul. 17, 
4. Magic shop
      (Methods of focal objects)
Jul. 17, 
5. Methods of Making Images 
      (1.  To increase - to shrink)
      (2.  To assemble - to disassemble) 
      (3.  Upside down)
      (4.  To speed up - to slow down)
      (5.  Transit in time)
      (6.  Binomial of fantasy) 
Jul. 17, 
Topic 6.  Reports from Fantasy City 
References & Card Index
Jul. 17,


(C) N. V. Rubina, I. Dolina and T. Nakagawa 2001


The Course of  Creative Imagination Development

 (on the basis of
Theory of  Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ))


Second Grade
First Semester

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The Course of  Creative Imagination Development

 (on the basis of
Theory of  Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ))


Second Grade
First Semester
 (Part 3)

Natalia V. Rubina

 Petrozavodsk  1998

English Translation by Irina Dolina, April 2, 2001

Technical Editing by Toru Nakagawa, July 15, 2001



     We live in a rapidly changing world.  Bare knowledge like a frozen copy of the past, can not fully help us to solve the arising problems.  An ability to solve creative problems, an advanced imagination are the qualities that mostly define a personality not only of tomorrow but of today, as well.

     On the basis of Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) the author of this book has worked out and tested "The Program of the Course of Creative Imagination Developing for the elementary school".  The controlled imagination allows a person faster and simpler to adapt himself to changing conditions, therefore the CID course is actively used  by psychologists for diagnostics and psychological correction of elementary school students.

     In order to simplify the work on this program a student book and a workbook were prepared to be presented here.

     The whole program is meant for three grades: "Fairy Tale School" - first grade; "The Fantasy City" -  second grade; "The Planet of Unsolved Mysteries" - third grade.  This program was used to instruct the kids of the first to the third grades of School No. 17 in the course of 6 years.  The classes were conducted once a week; the classes were divided into two groups. The program was conducted in a few schools (the CID classes are being held by the elementary school teachers at schools No. 17 , No. 43 and others).

     The author expresses her deep gratitude to I. N. Murashkovska, A. N. Nesterenko, M. C. Gafitulin,  Sergey and Svetlana Sychovs, N. N. Khomenko, V. I. Timohov, Anatoly and Svetlana Gin,  M. S. Rubin, whose works helped a lot in creating the CID course and the workbooks.  And of course the help of the first - third grade students of School No. 17 of Petrozavodsk was very valuable.  Thank you, my dear little magicians!

     Your comments and suggestions please send to the following adress: 185014  Petrozavodsk, a.ya. 8 OO “TRIZ-Karelia”, Rubina N. V.

Hello, dear children and dear adults!

     Do you remember that the city of your childhood was full of sun, birds’ singing, warm and loving smiles?  In this city there were fairy tales: kind kings, beautiful princesses, noble knights…  You couldn’t stop being surprised – the world around you was changing all the time.  One day doesn’t resemble the other.  It was very interesting to find out how this amazing world was constructed!

     To find out how his toy is constructed, a child disassembles it (at your place you probably have many disassembled toys).   But the world is too large to disassemble it and to understand how it is built.  Let’s try together to learn how to change the world around us, first mentally to understand it.

     Sometimes there are arguments: “Imagination and fantasy are given to a person by Nature and to help the child to design his own world is the same as to teach a bird to fly!”  Of course, natural abilities are an amazing gift.  However, think: who will fly further – a person using only his natural abilities or a sportsman using a spring-board?

     Methods of developing imagination are like a “spring-board” for the fantasy!  Using these methods helps not to waste time on fruitless tests, to feel unusual world outside the framework of stereotype, outside the borders of mental inertia.

     “To think and to do, to do and to think...”  Let these words of great Goethe be your slogan during your trip around Fantasy City.

       The author expresses deep gratitude to the author of TRIZ G. S. Altshuller, also to I. N. Murashkowska, A. A. Nesterenko, M. S. Gafitulin, M. S. Rubin, I. L. Vickentyev, N. N. Khomenko, V. I. Timohov, S. V. Sychov and to other TRIZ-CID professionals, whose works have contributed in preparing this CID Course.  And, of course, the contribution of the 1-3 grade students of School No. 17 of Petrozavodsk is invaluable.  Thank you, my little magicians!

      Send your comments, suggestions and applications for workbooks and methodical guide-books on CID course to the following address:
                 185014 Petrozavodsk, mail box 8,  OO ”TRIZ-Karelia”.
                                                                                            Rubina N. V.

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