Data become meaningful only when individuals perform certain mental operations on those data." (Taba, 1971, pp.
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Integrating Critical Thinking Skills Into the Classroom by A. Nunley - The Layered Curriculum approach focuses on increasing levels of complexity. Edward de Bono's Methods & Concepts of Lateral Thinking - This page provides an overview of de Bono's ideas about creativity. Harris from Virtual Salt - This page compares critical and creative thinking and discusses the myths of creative thinking.
Buchanan - This article defines critical thinking and provides steps for integrating the ideas into the classroom. Tutorial on Creativity, Brainstorming and Innovation from Infinite Innovations Ltd.
Other Sites Designing and Managing MCQs from University of Cape Town, South Africa Major Categories in the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives by G.
Krumme, University of Washington, Seattle Free Brainstorming Training from Infinite Innovations Ltd - Learn basic and advanced techniques for brainstorming.
The findings of this study indicate a significant decline of creativity among American students in recent decades, which the authors describe as a “creativity crisis.” They attribute this decline to overemphasis on standardization in curriculum, instruction, and assessment in American schools—with emphasis on acquisition of information, facts and details, and finding “the right answer” rather than critical analysis and evaluation of content or creative exploration of ideas and innovative thinking.
The answer to this crisis, they say, is teaching critical and creative thinking skills in context of content instruction.
"Children do not develop their thinking skills by memorizing the products of adults’ thinking.
Children develop these thinking skills by manipulating ideas, critically examining them, and trying to combine them in new ways.