In this course students will analyze the thinking process from a critical and creative perspective. The lives of prominent creative thinkers will be examined to identify the social, historical, psychological, and cultural elements that influenced their development. The salient aspects of creativity will be assessed along with the relationship between creativity and critical thinking. Students will apply critical thinking skills to contemporary creative and scientific thought.
Recognize the creative process among famous thinkers.
The Critical Thinking Process
Apply critical thinking to refine solutions to issues.
Apply critical thinking to refine solutions to problems.
The Creative Thinking Process
Formulate original solutions to issues and problems.
Apply techniques to develop curiosity.
Describe the stages in the creative process.
Distinguish between perception and reality in messages.
Determine methods to overcome hindrances to the critical thinking process.
Explain conceptual foundations of thinking.
Describe the importance of critical and creative thinking in today’s society.
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