Module: Creativity

[Module R] Creativity

There are two basic thinking skills - critical and creative thinking. They are both crucial for solving problems and discovering new knowledge. Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally. Creativity is a matter of coming up with new and useful possibilities. They are both crucial for solving problems and discovering new knowledge. For a more detailed explanation of critical thinking, and resources related to the study and teaching of critical thinking, please visit the links below.

Tutorials in this module

Further readings

  • Twyla Tharp (2003). The Creative Habit. Simon and Schuster. You can read the first chapter of the book online here.
  • Book recommendations
  • Joe Lau's blog posts on creativity.

Videos

  • Creativity is intimately related to success. This is a short and fun 3-minute video about what leads to success.
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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

Buddha

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