Creative and Critical Thinking


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Creative Thinking

Creative thinking involves creating something new or original. It involves the skills of flexibility, originality, fluency, elaboration, brainstorming, modification, imagery, associative thinking, attribute listing, metaphorical thinking, forced relationships. The aim of creative thinking is to stimulate
curiosity and promote divergence.

Creative Thinkers
  • Consider rejecting standardized formats for problem solving.
  • Have an interest in a wide range of related and divergent fields.
  • Take multiple perspectives on a problem.
  • Use trial-and-error methods in their experimentation
  • Have a future orientation.
  • Have self-confidence and trust in their own judgment.


Critical Thinking

Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hyphothesizing, and critiquing.

Components of Critical Thinking
  1. Identifying and challenging assumptions.
  2. Recognizing the importance of context.
  3. Imagining and exploring alternatives.
  4. Developing reflective skepticism.

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Critical Thinking
Creative Thinking
analytic
generative
convergent
divergent
vertical
lateral
probability
possibility
judgment
suspended judgment
focused
diffuse
objective
subjective
answer
an answer
left brain
right brain
verbal
visual
linear
associative
reasoning
richness, novelty
yes but
yes and


Shows a school that is using Creative and Critical Thinking skills



Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity



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Websites for Creative Thinking

http://www.virtualsalt.com/crebook1.htm
http://www.asa3.org/ASA/education/think/creative.htm

Websites for Critical Thinking

http://www.criticalthinking.org/aboutCT/define_critical_thinking.cfm
http://www.vforteachers.com/essay_critical_thinking_activities_1.htm