Critical and Creative Thinking

Updated: Feb 16

Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning, including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing.



Creative thinking involves creating something new or original. It involves the skills of flexibility, originality, fluency, elaboration, brainstorming, modification, imagery, associative thinking, attribute listing, metaphorical thinking, forced relationships. The aim of creative thinking is to stimulate curiosity and promote divergence.


CHESS IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS


Contributes to development - affective, cognitive and, using the Early Years Skills

programme, psychomotor


DEVELOPS SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Concentration, Attention, Spatial skills, Logical thinking, Imagination, Creativity. Encourages acceptance of contrary ideas. Aids inhibitory control (control of reflex actions). Prioritizes reflection (think before you act).

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