Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking; Student Companion
This book is specifically written for students taking a course in Critical and Creative Thinking.
Designed in a Self Teaching Format, thw module is intended to help students in attaining their target in the mastery of skills and art requisite for clear, distinct and precise thinking.
Modelled on International standards, the module is written in simple language, with study questions at the end of each Sub-module unit.
Essentials of Critical and Creative Thinking
Essentials of Critical and Creative Thinking (2nd Edition 2015) present an attempt for self-education, purposive self-assessment, effective self-reflection and self-examination. It sets the way to self-knowledge and self-transformation through mental processes. It introduces you to the subject of philosophy, its branches, nature, uses and its relevance in human life and endeavor for self-justification.
It traces the historical beginnings of the subject of critical and creative thinking, the value of education in self-examination, intellectual universal standards, intellectual traits, characteristics of a critical thinker, justification of reason in human life and the need to understand the mechanisms and dynamics of creative and critical thinking.
Elements constitutive of Critical and Creative Thinking, Logic, Arguments, Changing Complaints into Creative Challenges, Liberty and Individuality are discussed in detail. Other areas covered include Appearance and Reality, the Cartesian Methodic Doubt, the Socratic Method, the Principle of fairness, Fallacies, Conversational Cheap Shots, and Barriers to Critical Thinking, Decision Making and Problem Solving among others.
A Study Guide to Critical and Creative Thinking
The Study Guide to Critical and Creative Thinking is a question-answer book that aims at assisting the learner in understanding the structure of critical and creative thinking questions and the best way to respond to them. The book is an important companion to beginners in the critical and creative thinking discipline.
Elements and Pedagogy of Critical and Creative Thinking
Elements and Pedagogy of Critical Thinking (2007) raises fundamental and epistemological issues pertinent to the subject of critical and creative thinking. The author argues that Critical Thinkingmay not make sense, leave alone being taught if its definition is not clearly understood and underscored well. He begins by presenting what critical thinking is, what it consists of, and the barriers to its attainability. He summarizes this as the “what, why, and how” of critical and creative thinking.
His conception of critical thinking demonstrates the value of critical thinking and it offers a justification of critical thinking as an educational goal and ideal. He conceive of critical thinking as a tool or avenue through which knowledge is generated, a means by which knowledge is evaluated and an instrument for problem solving. His approach underscores the basic and central ingredients of the concept of and therefore the subject of Critical thinking.
Think Critically and Creatively “a thinkers’
Think of yourself as an artist, creating your life portrait, and your paints and brushstrokes are the choices you make each day. How do you feel about the portrait you have created so far? Have you defined yourself as the person you always wanted to be, or are you a “work in progress”? Are you achieving your full potential as a thinking human being? Or do you feel frustrated, incompetent, unfulfilled, and uncertain on how to capture the meaning that you most desire in life? Have you discovered your purpose in life? Have you been able to define yourself, to live your life and to be what you really are? Do you at times feel rootless and unsure about the direction your life should take? Do you possess a clear philosophy of life that acts as a guiding beacon, illuminating the whole of your life and showing you the paths to wisdom and personal fulfilment? As a thinking being how does your thinking help you in finding yourself? Most of us are indeed ‘works in progress”. We need many other good people and appealing environment to contribute to our “completion”. Think!
Think Critically and Creatively attempts to draw a variation between the proper art of thinking and the wayward, bog-down elements that diminish the human mind from comprehending the dimensions of clear, precise and distinct thinking. It sets pace for human process in self-education, directed creativity and self-examination. It attempts to lay a platform for self-knowledge and self-reinvention through mental processes. It introduces you to the concept of criticality, creativity and systematic mental computation of ideas for rational justification - it is a “thinking book”.