Both critical and creative thinking warrants that thoughtful decisions and judgments should be made based on understanding and empathy by valuing authenticity and originality. In this context, difference of opinion can also be used to encourage a thoughtful analysis. More specific strategies and activities for the purpose of improving and enhancing thinking abilities should be developed to foster creative and critical thinking in the short and long term. Perhaps the most significant aspect in developing a favorable environment for creative and critical thinking is to increase the motivation level of individual to behave reflectively. (Yang, 2004)

The approaches to life and living which characterize critical thinking include the following.

In conclusion, “critical thinking is the disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances. The general goal of thinking is to figure out some situation” (Critical Thinking, 2001, p. 1), solve some problem, answer some questions, or resolve some issue It also is a process in which a person pursuits reliable and pertinent information about the world. Critical thinking is often described as reasonable, ruminative, trustworthy, and a well practiced form of thinking that assists people with deciding what they should believe in and what actions should be taken. A practiced critical thinker will ask good questions, collects pertinent data, categorizes common characteristics, logically reasons with the new data and then he or she will come to a trustworthy and dependable conclusion. Critical thinking makes use of many processes and procedures. Some processes include but is not limited to asking questions, making judgments, and identifying assumptions.


People with critical thinking have the consistency of living rationally

• Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum (from Longview Community College in Kansas City) aims for
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