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Critical and Creative Thinking : A Brief Guide for Teachers (Paperback) (Robert Diyanni)
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Critical thinking and creative thinking are widely viewed as poles apart. The serious reflections of the critical thinker and the imaginative musings of a creative mind are seen as completely incompatible, when in reality critical and creative thinking go hand in hand. Together, they spark innovation and envision road maps that can change the world. Critical and Creative Thinking: A Brief Guide for Teachers presents these two complementary cognitive styles side by side and shows how to develop the capacity to think in critical and creative ways. Each chapter reveals a variety of essential cognitive tools and techniques one can employ to strike a harmonious balance between critical and creative thought. The book pays particular attention to providing insights into how we make tough decisions in the midst of various ethical considerations. Woven throughout the text are illuminating vignettes on the intellectual curiosity of Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance genius who is arguably history's greatest thinker of all. Timely and insightful, Critical and Creative Thinking: A Brief Guide for Teachers offers serious food for thought for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the complexities of the modern world.