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Critical and Creative Thinking: A Brief Guide for Teachers

DiYanni, Robert
John Wiley & Sons, San Francisco, CA
BF441.D589 2016
Topics: Teaching Critical Thinking

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Abstract: Critical and Creative Thinking: A Guide for Teachers reveals ways to develop a capacity to think both critically and creatively in practical and productive ways.

- Explains why critical and creative thinking complement each other with clear examples
- Provides a practical toolkit of cognitive techniques for generating and evaluating ideas using both creative and critical thinking
- Enriches the discussion of creative and critical intersections with brief “inter-chapters” based on the thinking habits of Leonardo da Vinci
- Offers an overview of current trends in critical and creative thinking, with applications across a spectrum of disciplines (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
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Part One Introducing Critical and Creative Thinking
ch. 1 Essential Critical Thinking Concepts
What Is Critical Thinking?
Habits of Mind
Why Intellectual Habits and Character Matter
Overcoming Obstacles to Thinking
A Model for Critical Thinking
How You KnowWhat You Know
Perception and Knowledge
Being Wrong
Why Errors Persist
Interchapter 1 Facts and Knowledge

ch. 2 Essential Creative Thinking Concepts
What Is Creative Thinking?
Seeking Alternatives and Possibilities
Reversing Relationships
Shifting Attention
Denying the Negative
The Creative Habit
Creative Confidence
Creative Theft
Creative Crime
Creative Questions
Interchapter 2 Sustaining Curiosity

Part Two Practicing Critical and Creative Thinking
ch. 3 Becoming a Critical and Creative Thinker
Becoming a Critical Thinker
Intellectual Standards as Guidelines for Critical Thinking
Language and Thought
Reports, Inferences, and Judgments
The Prevalence and Power of Metaphor
Innovating through Analogy
Becoming a Creative Thinker
Developing the Creative Habit
Solo and Group Creativity
Concepts as Cognitive Tools
Interchapter 3 Embodying Experience

ch. 4 Critical Thinking Strategies and Applications
The Nature of Argument
Claims, Evidence, and Assumptions
Evidence: Claims and Warrants
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Sherlock Holmes as a Logical Thinker
Syllogisms, Enthymemes, and Argument
Argument and Authority
Argument and Analogy
Argument and Causality
Causality, Coincidence, and Correlation
Further Causal Consequences
Interchapter 4 Blending Art and Science

ch. 5 Creative Thinking Strategies and Applications
Imagination First
Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation
The Limits of Imagination
Capacities for Imaginative Thinking
Why Ideas Are Important
How to Get Ideas
Creative Whacks
Being Practical/What Iffing
Combining Things
Using Paradox
Thinking the Unthinkable
Interchapter 5 Combining Connections

Part Three Applying Critical and Creative Thinking
ch. 6 Decision Thinking: Making Critical Decisions
Making Decisions
Affective Forecasting
Achieving Insights that Affect Decisions
Institutional Decisions
Incentives and Decisions
Making Tough Decisions
Making Group Decisions
Interchapter 6 Embracing Ambiguity

ch. 7 Ethical Thinking: Making Ethical Decisions
Basic Ethical Concepts
Ethics, Values, and Virtues
Ethical Imagination
Cosmopolitanism and Global Ethics
Technology and Ethics
The Ethics of Information
Ethical Decisions
Ethical Provocations

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