Both the intellectual traits of mind and the

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Both the intellectual traits of mind and the universal standards are relevant and necessary in any  activity aimed at enhancing criticality and creativity.  1.3   SUMMARY  .From the above we can conclude that a critical and creative thinker is the person that is  rightly propelled by reason in all the endeavors of life. A critical and creative thinker can be  judged, not by the amount of material wealth he/she have, but by his ability to embrace and 
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use reason as to contribute to the wellbeing of human society. A critical and creative thinker  shuns emotion as a source of genuine true knowledge, he is courageous as to stand the test  of mediocrity and unreasonableness, honest in his undertakings, empathizes with situations  that negate the principal of reason, he has faith in reason and believes that in the long run,  reason will always prevail, he is logical, sequential, articulate and always ready to carry the  burdens of good thinking.\  NOTE   Whatever we do with our minds determines the kind of lives we live. You are what you think. 1.3  ACTIVITIE    Students to engage in group discussions, online forums and chats, undertake quizzes and  assignments, attend tutorials and constantly consult with the Lecturer. 1.14 FURTHER READING Kurland, Daniel J.  I Know What It Says . . . What does it Mean?  1995 Namwambah T. 2011.  Essentials of Critical and Creative Thinking.  Nairobi: Njigua Books Namwambah T. 2012.  Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking : A Self Teaching  Module. Nairobi: Daruson Books. Russell, " A plea for clear thinking ", in  Portraits From Memory  op.  See also "Free thought  and official propaganda", in  Sceptical Essays . Internet sources   1.8             SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 1. “The reason why the world is embroiled in many problems is not because people don’t  think but because most people don’t think critically and creatively” Discuss this statement  with reference to Kenya today. 1. Critically examine the seven traits of mind and then show their relevance in enhancing  roles and responsibilities of self-management. 2. Discuss the characteristics of Critical thinking and then show their relationship to the  universal intellectual standards. 3. By way of examples show the relationship between critical thinking tools of analysis and  tools of evaluation. 4. Give examples to illustrate the main elements of critical thinking. How to reasoning skills,  self-esteem and interactive learning fit in?
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