Chapter 7: Critical and Creative Thinking

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Define critical thinking
  • Describe the role that logic plays in critical thinking
  • Describe how critical thinking skills can be used to evaluate information
  • Apply the CRAAP test to evaluate sources of information
  • Identify strategies for developing yourself as a critical thinker
  • Identify applications in education and one's career where creative thinking is relevant and beneficial
  • Explore key elements and stages in the creative process
  • Apply specific skills for stimulating creative perspectives and innovative options
  • Integrate critical and creative thinking in the process of problem-solving