Jan 2018 Chapter 5 - Critical and Creative Thinking v2.pdf

Jan 2018 Chapter 5 - Critical and Creative Thinking v2.pdf...

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CHAPTER 5 Critical and Creative Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions Keys to Effective Learning , 6e Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Lyman Kravits
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Habit for success: Create and Imagine “All human beings have the capacity to generate novel, clever, or ingenious products, solutions, and techniques…Creative people take risks and frequently push the boundaries of their perceived limits.” Art Costa
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Why is it important to ask and answer questions?
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Only through questioning are you engaged in the act of thinking “To think and rethink anything, one must ask question that stimulate…thought. Questions define tasks, express problems and delineate issues… Only students who have questions are really thinking and learning.” Richard Paul Centre of Critical Thinking and Moral Critique Who? What? Where? Why? How?
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The essence of thinking is asking questions and seeking answers.
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What is Critical Thinking? Gathering Information Analyzing it in different ways Breaking into parts Examine the evidence Focus on logical connections Distinguish fact from opinion Examine perspective and assumptions Evaluating in order to… Understand the information Solve problems Make decisions
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How do you improve your critical thinking skills?
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Gathering Information 1. Understand what information is required in solving your problems 2. Research the information offline/ online 3. Choose a few in-depth sources for the information you want Example a) Understanding what your assignment is asking you to do b) Research the information in the library/ on the internet c) Find 6 sources which you can use for your assignment. Choose 3 of the most in- depth and relevant
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