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Embed Size px. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. WordPress Shortcode. Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. The truth comes out Take advantage of this and get your Ex back today! Jay Martz. Aswas P Manoj. Alade 'Toyin Josh. Show More. No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Critical Thinking 1. You will never become great until your own thoughts make you great, and therefore it is of the first importance that you should THINK.

What is thinking? Why is the sky blue? Is time travel possible? In other words:- Thinking is purposeful, organised process that we use to make sense of the world. Types of thinking? This is an old quiz hope you remember the ans developed by Anderson Consulting Worldwide. Answer each question in order. All the animals attend Which animal does not attend? How do you manage it? The correct answers are given in the last slide 7.

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What is Critical Thinking? Example of not thinking critically 8. Gather and assess information Information in a logical balanced and way to reach conclusions justified by reasoned argument argument based on available evidence 9. Note: Critical thinking is a skill so fortunately for us we can enhance it through practice. Critical Thinking Standards?

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Universal intellectual standards are standards which must be applied to thinking. Clarity is the gateway standard. If a statement is unclear, we cannot determine whether it is accurate or relevant. In fact, we cannot tell anything about it because we don't yet know what it is saying. A statement can be both clear and accurate, but not precise.

Let it go man!! Jack is overweightThats true but how much overweight 20 pounds or pounds A statement can be clear, accurate and precise, but not relevant to the question at issue. A statement can be clear, accurate, precise and relevant, but superficial. They develop and practise critical and creative thinking by using strategies that help them think logically when evaluating and using evidence, testing explanations, analysing arguments and making decisions, and when thinking deeply about questions that do not have straightforward answers.

Students learn the value and process of developing creative questions and the importance of speculation. Students are encouraged to be curious and imaginative in investigations and fieldwork. The geography curriculum also stimulates students to think creatively about the ways that the places and spaces they use might be better designed, and about possible, probable and preferable futures.

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity

They learn to apply decision-making processes and use strategies to negotiate and resolve differences. Students develop critical and creative thinking through the examination of political, legal and social issues that do not have obvious or straightforward answers and that require problem-solving and innovative solutions.

Students consider multiple perspectives and alternatives, think creatively about appropriate courses of action and develop plans for action. The Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship stimulates students to think creatively about the impact of civic issues on their own lives and the lives of others, and to consider how these issues might be addressed. In the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, critical and creative thinking is integral to making and responding to artworks. In creating artworks, students draw on their curiosity, imagination and thinking skills to pose questions and explore ideas, spaces, materials and technologies.

They consider possibilities and make choices that assist them to take risks and express their ideas, concepts, thoughts and feelings creatively. They consider and analyse the motivations, intentions and possible influencing factors and biases that may be evident in artworks they make to which they respond.

They offer and receive effective feedback about past and present artworks and performances, and communicate and share their thinking, visualisation and innovations to a variety of audiences. In the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, students develop capability in critical and creative thinking as they imagine, generate, develop and critically evaluate ideas. They develop reasoning and the capacity for abstraction through challenging problems that do not have straightforward solutions. Students analyse problems, refine concepts and reflect on the decision-making process by engaging in systems, design and computational thinking.

They identify, explore and clarify technologies information and use that knowledge in a range of situations. Students think critically and creatively about possible, probable and preferred futures.

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They consider how data, information, systems, materials, tools and equipment past and present impact on our lives, and how these elements might be better designed and managed. Experimenting, drawing, modelling, designing and working with digital tools, equipment and software helps students to build their visual and spatial thinking and to create solutions, products, services and environments.

In the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education HPE , students develop their ability to think logically, critically and creatively in response to a range of health and physical education issues, ideas and challenges. They learn how to critically evaluate evidence related to the learning area and the broad range of associated media and other messages to creatively generate and explore original alternatives and possibilities.

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The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education also provides learning opportunities that support creative thinking through dance making, games creation and technique refinement. Including a critical inquiry approach is one of the five propositions that have shaped the HPE curriculum. Critical and creative thinking are essential to developing analytical and evaluative skills and understandings in the Australian Curriculum: English. Students use critical and creative thinking through listening to, reading, viewing, creating and presenting texts, interacting with others, and when they recreate and experiment with literature, and discuss the aesthetic or social value of texts.

Through close analysis of text and through reading, viewing and listening, students critically analyse the opinions, points of view and unstated assumptions embedded in texts.

In discussion, students develop critical thinking as they share personal responses and express preferences for specific texts, state and justify their points of view and respond to the views of others. In creating their own written, visual and multimodal texts, students also explore the influence or impact of subjective language, feeling and opinion on the interpretation of text.

Students also use and develop their creative thinking capability when they consider the innovations made by authors, imagine possibilities, plan, explore and create ideas for imaginative texts based on real or imagined events. Students explore the creative possibilities of the English language to represent novel ideas.