Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Creative Thinking

The process of being creative. A series of actions which create new ideas, thoughts and physical objects.

The process of thought. The process of exercising the mind in order to make a decision, judge , believe or to  remember or recollect and to make the mental choice between options.
Specific thought processes which improve the ability to be creative. Being in an optimal(best) state of mind for generating new ideas. To think deliberately in ways that improve the likelihood of new thoughts occurring. To maximize the ability of the brain to think of new ideas. The ability to think of original, diverse and elaborate ideas. A series of mental actions which produce changes and developments of thought.  The process of exploring multiple avenues of actions or thoughts. (Sometimes called divergent thinking because thought patterns and areas of belief are expanded
Difference between Creative thinking and critical thinking
Creative thinking
Critical thinking

creative thinking is divergent
critical thinking is convergent
creative thinking tries to create something new
critical thinking seeks to assess worth or validity in something that exists;
creative thinking is carried on by violating accepted principles,
critical thinking is carried on by applying accepted principles



Although creative and critical thinking may very well be different sides of the same coin they are not identical.

Critical thinking defines as "…the use of cognitive skills or strategies that increase the probability of a desirable outcome. It also   includes the formation of logical inferences, developing careful and logical reasoning (Stahl & Stahl, 1991), deciding what action to take or what to believe through reasonable reflective thinking (Ennis, 1991), and purposeful determination of whether to accept, reject, or suspend judgment (Moore & Parker, 1994)., "…critical thinking has been defined and measured in a number of ways but typically involves the individual’s ability to do some or all of the following: identify central issues and assumptions in an argument, recognize important relationships, make correct inferences from data, deduce conclusions from information or data provided, interpret whether conclusions are warranted on the basis of the data given, and evaluate evidence or authority: Critical thinking as a higher-order thinking activity that requires a set of cognitive skills. 

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