Reflection On Creative Thinking

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REFLECTION JOURNAL 5 ASSESSMENT AND CRITICAL THINKING DEANNA SHELOW AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ED5253 ANN MOWERY, Ed.D. NOVEMBER 1, 2017 “Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you're thinking in order to make your thinking better” (Paul, n.d.). The prevailing concept I acquired from this course is the need to think about thinking, whether it is about the Bloom’s Taxonomy domains, cognition, metacognition, critical thinking, creative thinking or even my own assumptions. Reflecting on this, there is a need to investigate, apply, compare and contrast, support and refute these thinking processes as to how they relate, interact, and ultimately rely on one another as well as when, where and how they should…show more content…
“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” (Johnson, n.d.). Utilizing the verbs in the revised version of Bloom’s of infer, constructs, manipulate, diagram, deconstruct, illustrate, interpret, design and create encourages and helps to teach creative thinking. Additional, since creative thinking involves thinking in the higher-levels of Blooms as do metacognition and critical thinking, they interact and even depend on each other. Creative thinking comes in play when trying to innovate. “Those who work with others to explore new and creative ways of thinking about community and organizational participation, ways of engaging with others, individual well-being and creative solutions to problems, have a significant role in a cohesive society” (Moffatt, Ryan, & Barton,…show more content…
Why does metacognition thinking happen? When do critical thinking and creative thinking occur? These are all questions that are asked and debated by scholars and researches who study thinking and the processes of thinking. Throughout my journey in this course, my assumptions as well as my thinking processes were disputed, reinforced and countered. Thus, my current understanding about Bloom’s Taxonomy, metacognition, critical thinking and creative thinking is that they not only relate but also interact and actually integrate with each other allowing for all processes to work in unison and that with continued investigation my views will continue to
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