Developing Creative thinking and critical thinking in New Students
What is creative and critical thinking?
SMART Orientation Week is a good time to instill creative thinking and critical thinking skillsets in our new students. Creative thinking skills can be developed by urging our students look at problems or situations from a fresh perspective. On the other hand, critical thinking is the process of rationalizing, analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting information to make informed judgments and/or decisions.
The Skills We Need for Critical Thinking
The skills that we need in order to be able to think critically are varied and include observation, analysis, interpretation, reflection, evaluation, inference, explanation, problem solving, and decision making.
5 Ways To Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills
1. Ask Questions. Most Malaysians, especially young people are often challenged by this prospect
2. Control Your Mind. Most of our thinking efforts goes on subconsciously.
3. Think Outside the Box. Become better thinkers and be able to learn new things, come up with new strategies
4. Think In Reverse. Technique that builds on our natural ability to more easily see problems than solutions.
5. Develop Foresight.