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. For a more detailed explanation of critical thinking, and resources related to the study and teaching of critical thinking, please visit the links below.


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.