“The activity of thinking prefigures, prepares for, and lets us practice the freedom of mind we require to exercise discerning judgment while living among people who differ from us.” Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich stated in the passage Teaching Thinking Moral and Political Considerations. As part of the top ten in my graduating class, the process of structured thinking has worked in my favor, as it has set me to take classes others wouldn’t usually take; but in no circumstances have I thought that I was smarter than my other classmates. The structured thinking set upon us shows the capability of how well one listens and follows. Listening to what and how the work should be done is a major key in this cycle, and anyone is capable to do it. The second step in the other hand differs, as many tend to
Heather Collins defines successful thinking as “carefully reasoning about and actively engaging with your environment” (Collins). Successful thinking aids in building a more efficient brain and involves three processes: becoming aware of your thoughts, and express interest in what is going on in the world around you. To be a successful thinker is to think about your own thinking, go beyond the superficial surface of thinking, and thrive by continuously learning new information.
Many studies prove that teaching creative thinking skills helps students gain better achievements. The result of research at Dong Hu Junior High School, for instance, presents that "The overall performance of the students was significantly better on both the academic and technical subjects compared to that in the traditional teaching" (Jeng, YC, Hsu, SL, Xie, J, Lin, R & Huang, CC 2010, P.37). In addition, applying the CASE (Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education) at King's College London, a program of teaching thinking skills, 19% of participating students achieve A-C grades in GCSE (the General Certificate of Secondary Education) science more than those using traditional methods ('Thinking skills' 2003). In English and Maths, the result amazingly varies from 15 to 16% of better achievement. Scientific guidance and lectures from facilitators will effectively motivate pupils’ process of brainstorming, mind-mapping ideas and organizing them in a logical structure, which significantly contributes to the success of their assignments. Moreover, this may even be applied much further into their life because of improving not only knowledge, but also thought processes. Furthermore, being familiar with wise thoughts, students will be confident in learning and considering things thoroughly before going to analysis and then evaluating their tasks or duties. As a result, creative thinking will really help to improve performance of people from
Creativity or the lack of encouraging creativity can be seen declining as you get lower in the class level in Anyons research. She states “Work tasks do not usually request creativity” and “Creativity is not often requested in social studies and Science projects”. In an article entitled “The Impact of Creativity on the Brain” by Judy Willis M.D; M.E.D posted on the website Radtech.com. “Neuroscience and cognitive science research are increasingly providing information that correlates creativity with intelligence; academic, social, and emotional success; and the development of skill sets and the highest information processing (Executive functions)”. This basically states that if creativity is encouraged then the upper intelligence functions of students are developed which includes social and emotional success. Which shows that if you stifle creativity you basically limit the
Over the course of the last six weeks, I have come to realize that critical thinking is an important asset as I continue my journey in life. I have found this course to be both challenging and rewarding. Most importantly, I find myself viewing problems and conversations in a completely different light. While I would not consider myself an expert at critical thinking, I would assess myself in as a Beginner Thinker. Paul and Elder point out in the beginning thinker stage an individual actively begins to take command of their thinking process across multiple facets of their life (Paul and Elder, 2012). Furthermore, we recognize that there are problems in the way we think and begin to consciously attempt to better understand we can improve our thinking.
In the context of creativity’s stated definition, we will proceed to group our arguments into three themes of factors: cognitive ability, expertise training, and environmental conditions. The human brain is highly adaptable and can continue to develop new cognitive abilities, even past adulthood (Norman, 2015). Proper cognitive expertise and training can help workers produce and operate in ingenious ways (Ginamarie, Lertiz & Mumford, 2004). Finally, the working environment can both motivate or stifle creative output. Managers can influence all three components: expertise, thinking skills, and motivation (Amabile, 1998).
What creativity actually is when you use your imagination, allowing things in the mind to occur that wouldn’t actually occur and also things to better the world. “Being creative is not only about thinking: it is about feeling” (160). You can not just think but you have to have feelings to make sure that you doing things right and feeling like you made something productive in the time. Being creative requires a long process, “magination which is the process of bringing to mind things that are not present to our senses; creativity, which is the process of developing original ideas that
Challenges are all around us. Sometimes we face easy challenges and other times we face difficult challenges. In order to solve a problem, regardless of its level of difficulty, one must think critically and creatively in order to develop a satisfactory solution. As we try to solve the problems of our daily lives, it is important to examine any and all ideas. From the most mundane to the most radical, it is a healthy activity to express all ideas and do the filtering later. This paper will attempt to discuss and solve a problem I have some personal experience with. “It is one thing to have thinking skills and quite another to use them in everyday situations”
Rehearsing good thinking enables those that have PUT to focus on the skills and also successes, which often boosts contentment and also inspiration. That, consequently, allows us to spend more
However, this article gave me insight that I am creative, maybe not artistically, but I am able to be creative when coming up with ideas and solutions to solve problems. “Creative experience only comes after considerable effort and time has been put into projects” (30). This quote is especially important when it comes to understanding what creativity is about. It stresses that creativity does not come in the first five seconds after you struggle to finish a project. I think this is an important concept that students need to internalize because when most students struggle (I being one), they get frustrated and want to give up. When this happens some students are so focused on how frustrated they are that they will not be able to brainstorm an idea to fix the problem. Hence, not allowing themselves to be creative because they now just want to hurry up and finish it. So when this article stresses that it takes time to come up with creative ideas this is super relevant to everyone, especially college students
Creativity is approaching a problem or situation in a unique and unorthodox way. My creative skill is the ability to mesh together experiences inside and outside of school to create a project that will better the experience of performing mundane tasks. For instance, I get distracted while doing homework; so to prevent this issue, I programmed a Raspberry Pi to follow the guidelines of the Pomodoro technique. I set the Raspberry Pi to play music from my created playlist for twenty-five minutes and once the timer is over, the Raspberry Pi's LEDs
Persons who are critical thinkers can make a difference in the companies in which they are employed. Today?s corporations must first recognize that there is a real need for critical thinkers. It is important for both the top management down the line. Critical thinking must be taught and built in to the way the company or organization performs its business. In fact, companies and organizations must embrace the concept of critical thinking. Critical thinking can lead to success story after success story. This type of impact gives any company or organization credibility.
In How Successful People Think, John C. Maxwell discusses the thought processes used by successful individuals and describes how these techniques can be learned. He outlines the 11 types of thinking and the important skills attributed to each. People succeed by: 1. Seeing the wisdom of big-picture thinking 2. Unleashing the potential of focused thinking 3. Discovering the joy of creative thinking 4. Recognizing the importance of realistic thinking 5. Releasing the power of strategic thinking 6. Feeling the energy of possibility thinking 7. Embracing the lessons of reflective thinking 8. Questioning the acceptance of popular thinking 9. Encouraging the participation of shared thinking 10. Experiencing the satisfaction of unselfish thinking 11. Enjoying the returns associated with bottom-line thinking
The first article titled “Becoming a Critic Of Your Thinking”, focuses on the different strategies and ways your mind can “work to discipline itself” and challenge your thinking. Good thinking ultimately leads you to being prepared and avoiding
This new way of thinking is even made popular by a book that was written by Rhonda Byrne entitled The Secret. This bestseller book shares the wonderful principle that man is capable of greatness, only if he develops the right way of thinking. This concept seeks to open the eyes of people to the fact that there is no limit to what one can achieve. It would also help individuals develop their full potential.