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  ACTIVITIES Students to engage in group discussions, online forums and chats, undertake quizzes and  assignments, attend tutorials and constantly consult with the Lecturer FURTHER READING Ennis, Robert H. 2002.  A Super-streamlined Conception of Critical thinking.  On Web site:  http://faculty.ed.uiuc.edu/rhennis. 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. 1.8              SELF-TEST QUESTIONS 1. Define Creative and Critical thinking and show its relevance in an individual’s life 2.  Give a brief history of critical and Creative thinking.
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3.  Examine the view that critical and creative thinking exemplifies the practicality of  philosophy in life. 4. “The incessant bickering between Counties and National Government is not because of  scarce resources, but inability of our leaders to think critically and creatively” Discuss. 5.  “Kenya would be a better country to live if its leaders were guided by reason and not  emotion and self-gratification” By way of examples discuss this statement in context of  critical and creative thinking tools of analysis and tools of evaluation. 6. What are the main characteristics of Critical and Creative thinking? 7. What are the essential aspects of critical thinking? 8. The study of Critical and Creative thinking should be made mandatory in all institutions of  Higher Learning” Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons. 9. “There is no point in studying Critical and Creative thinking since all normal human beings  think.” Give reasons for your answer. 10. “Critical and Creative thinking enhances the quality of an individual’s life” Discuss 11. Of the following three philosophers; Socrates, Rene Descartes and Bertrand Russell,  whom would you consider the  Father of Critical and Creative thinking?  Give reasons for your  answer. 12. Critically examine the seven traits of mind and then show their relevance in enhancing  roles and responsibilities for self-management. 13. In your view how does critical and creative thinking help an individual to become a self- directed and independent thinker? GLOSSARY Creative thinking : the creation or generation of ideas, processes, experiences or objects. Creative thinking  ::the formation of possible solutions to a problem or possible  explanations of a phenomenon , Critical person : One who has mastered a range of intellectual skills and abilities. If that  person generally uses those skills to advance his or her own selfish interests, that person is  a critical thinker only in a weak or qualified sense. If that person generally uses those skills 
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