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a critical thinker only in a weak or qualified sense. If that person generally uses those skills  fair-mindedly, entering empathically into the points of view of others Critical thinking : 1) Disciplined, self-directed thinking which exemplifies the perfections of thinking appropriate to a particular mode or domain of thinking. 2) Thinking that d isp lays  mastery of intellectual skills and abilities. 3) The art of thinking about your thinking while you  are thinking in order to make your thinking better: more clear, more accurate, or more  defensible. · evidence : The data on which a judgement or conclusion might be based or by which proof or probability might be established. LECTURE TWO: THINKING: CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING Genuine education aims at transforming learners from a state of dependency to that of autonomy to think for themselves, make good judgements and get things done as decision makers and problem solvers. Learning to reason effectively so as to cope with constant change in our increasingly complex world ought to be the gone of any educative effort to empower learners with necessary flexibility and adaptability to manage varied demands of contemporary life. Critical and creative thinking (CCT) occupies a central placed in the subject of philosophy. Philosophy itself attempts, in a reasoned and reflective way, to
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understand and make sense of the world and of us as part of that world. As thinking beings, we distinguish ourselves individually by the quality of our thinking and the level of assuming personal responsibility for what we consider true or good; what we believe and what we do critical and creative thinking is the heart of philosophy because it is thinking about thinking to upgrade it and empower us to become better in; making judgements based on reason and evidence. In this introductory lesson of critical and creative thinking, I shall attempt to initiate your to a way of thinking that is self-reflective to require that your take charge of your mind and think effectively for yourself so as to assume responsibility for your beliefs and actions. It is my hope that as you for through the course you will take the first steps in a lifelong process of thoughtfully interrogating whatever comes your way, generate new ideas to meet the demands of everyday life for human well being. 1.3 OBJECTIVES By the end of this lesson your should be able to: - Explain what critical and creative thinking (CCT) is and be able to justify thinking for oneself in terms of added quality to learning and living. Show that to be effectively educated, in addition to literacy and numeracy one needs also to acquire operacy- the ability to get things done. Discuss what constitutes individual transformation from dependency to autonomy and clearly distinguish various stages in that development. Argue for higher order thinking that is more clear, more accurate, more precise, more relevant, deeper and broader.
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