Module 2. Critical thinking, creative problem solving

Project funded by the European Commission through the ERASMUS + Programme
Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships

Project title: Robotics ON
Duration of project: 2 years (01.11.2017-31.10.2019)
Project reference number: 2017-1-RO01-KA201-037335


What Critical Thinking Is Not

A number of widespread misconceptions about critical thinking can throw off your understanding of critical thinking and influence the way you develop in your thinking skills. Critical Thinking and Negativity Critical Thinking Is Not Negative The word critical often has negative overtones. A “critical person” is one who does a lot of fault-finding. To “criticize” […]

Critical Thinking and Emotions

Critical Thinking Is Not Emotionless Thinking One of the most widespread myths about critical thinking, and one of the most harmful too, is that critical thinking is somehow opposed to emotions. According to this myth, the best way to think critically is to be devoid of emotions or, if emotions arise, to put them aside, […]

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Critical Thinking Goes Beyond Problem Solving A lot of critical thinking consists of problem solving. You may want to research and figure out the major causes for the amount of violent crime in the United States, or wonder why there are so any earthquakes in California. On a personal level, you may want to improve […]

The Experience of Learning to Think Things Through

You may already be good at thinking critically. In some areas you may be very good at it. In fact, in some areas you may be so good at critical thinking that it occurs naturally – you no longer even recognize it as good thinking. For example, suppose you are driving down a street and […]

Creative Problem Solving (CPS)

CPS is  a structured process for solving problems or finding opportunities, used when you want to go beyond conventional thinking and arrive at creative(novel and useful) solutions. A key point: although the process is depicted as linear, in practice it is more organic. Depending on the situation, you may not use all the stages and […]