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CRITICAL AND CREATIVETHINKING SKILLSJENNIFER ASHLEY REESECOM/600ROBERT NETHERCOTTJUNE 28, 2015
INTRODUCTIONTHIS PRESENTATION IS ABOUT MY DIFFICULT DECISIONS THAT I HAD TO MAKE WHEN MY MOTHER DIED SUDDENLYFROM A TRAGIC ACCIDENT ON CHRISTMAS EVE IN 2014. I WILL START BY ANSWERING WHAT CRITICAL ANDCREATIVE THINKING SKILLS ENTAILS FOLLOWED BY CHARACTERISTICS OF BOTH THINKING SKILLS. I WILL THENANALYZE MY THOUGHT PROCESS WHILE GIVING EXAMPLES OF HOW I USED CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKINGSKILLS TO HELP ME IN MAKING GOOD DECISIONS FOR MY FAMILY, ESPECIALLY MY OLDEST SON, WHO WAS REALLYAFFECTED BY MOM DYING.
WHAT ARE CRITICAL AND CREATIVETHINKING SKILLS?CRITICAL THINKING•Critical thinking helps analyze, andevaluate information when decidingwhether or not the information isacceptable and believable (Ruggiero,2012, p. 67).•Use a series of questions to gainknowledge about the information and theauthor giving the information.CREATIVE THINKING•Creative thinking assists inproducing new ideas used inimproving a situation.•Creative thinking also aids injudging if the ideas of others are ofvalue (Ruggiero, 2012, p. 95).
CHARACTERISTICS OF CRITICAL ANDCREATIVE THINKING SKILLSCRITICAL THINKING SKILLS•Do not accept or reject ideas based on who statesthe idea.•Know the difference between personal preferenceand expressing judgements.•Distinguish between factual information andinterpretational information.