15 definition of key words and concepts creative

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1.5 DEFINiTION OF KEY WORDS AND CONCEPTS CREATIVE THINKING: Thinking that generates new ideas to solve problems and innovatively produce things that are useful. CRITICAL THINKING: Thinking that facilitates good judgement (evaluation) because it: a. Relies on criteria, b. Is self-correcting, and c. Is sensitive to context (By Matthew Lipman) CONSCIENCE: Sense of right and wring and the motivation to pursue the right and avoid the wrong. AN INTELLECTUAL: A person who has a keen interest in ideas and is equipped to manage them. AN INTELLIGENT PERSON: A person who generates novel ideas that help solve everyday problems and innovatively produce useful things. INTELLECTUAL AUTONOMY: Having independent reasoning control of one's beliefs, values and actions as a result of thinking for oneself. INTELLECTUAL D ISP OSITIONS: Virtues of the mind and character needed for right thinking and action e.g. fair mindedness, open-mindedness, humility, integrity, empathy, and autonomy. INTELLECTUAL EMPATHY: Imaginatively putting oneself in the place of others to genuinely understand them, thus resisting the egocentric tendency to identify truth and reality exclusively with one's perceptions and understanding.
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INTELLECTUAL INTEGRITY: Consciousness of the need to be true to one's own thinking and honesty in acknowledging benefit from other sources. INTELLECTUALL STANDARDS: Standards by which good reasoning and understanding can be evaluated, e.g. clarity, accuracy, relevance, precision, depth, breadth significance, and consistency. RATIONALITY: Reasoning that enables one to choose the alternative or option that yields the greatest value. REASONING SKILLS: Mental skills that enable persons to achieve intellectual standards and d isp ositions, e.g. using anologies like biological vomit to explain intellectual vomit- a result of rote memorization; relating ideas like causes and consequences. Parts and wholes; distinguishing ideas such as rote memorization and understanding; getting degrees and being educated. THINKING: Any mental activity; or process that involves ideas.
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