Critical Thinking

Topics: Problem solving, Critical thinking, Thought / Pages: 6 (1699 words) / Published: Mar 21st, 2015
KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL: HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
DEPARTMENT: TOURISM
UNIT CODE: UCU 103
UNIT TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING
GROUP MEMBERS
NAMES: REG.NO. CONTACTS SIGN
GEOFFREY A.G T12S/8705/2013 0728812037 ………..
PETER WAMBUI T12S/19590/2013 0726581625 ………..
ROSE WACHIRA T12S/21534/2013 0717236599 ………...
NASSIUMA PURITY T12S/21394/2013 0702057789 ………...
RADHI OLANG’O T12S/19632/2013 0704290026 …………
CHEMUTAI DAISY T12S/19632/2013 0702645207 …………
DORCAS NDUTA T12S/20979/2013 0729144416 …………
KATHERINE MACHARIA T12S/21116/2013 0714585041 ………….
BRIAN MWENDWA T12S/21265/2013 0717620198 ………….
LUKAS L. ZABLON T12S/19770/2013 0714494665 ………….
BRENDA A. ANDANJE T12S/19494/2013 0706777160 ………….
TASK: The study of critical and creative thinking should be made mandatory in all institutions for higher learning. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons.
LECTURER: DR. TOM NAMBWAMBA
DATE DUE: WEDNESDAY 18th MARCH, 2015

Introduction
A number of scholars have reasoned that the complex nature of the visual arts provides an excellent platform to actively engage students in critical and creative thinking. However, the discipline alone can’t be charged with achieving this. Teachers must also create opportunities for developing thinking. Art teacher can’t assume that teaching facts and critical and techniques skills is adequate to the task, since students need to be guided to develop their abilities to reason, enquire and form concepts.
Therefore creative thinking is the formation of possible solutions to a problem or possible explanation of a phenomenon. It entails bringing into being of something which did not exist before, either as a product, a process or a thought, or working on old with a view of producing a harmonized new.
While critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing , applying, analyzing, synthesizing, experience, reflection, reasoning, or



References: Ennis, Robert H. 2002. Goals for a critical thinking curriculum and its assessment. In Arthur L. Costy (Ed), developing minds (3rd edition). Alexandria Halpern, Diana F. Thought and knowledge: an introduction to critical thinking, 1996. Halpern, Diana F., 1997. Critical thinking across the curriculum. New Jersey: Laurence Elbatim Namwamba T. 2011. Essentials of critical and creative thinking. Nairobi: Njigua books.

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • critical thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking