Creative And Critical Thinking

Creative and Critical Thinking
Self-reflection Paper
POON CHIU LAM 12000625

For me, I am a creative and talkative person. I always have some weird ideas and like to make them as some jokes during chit chat with friends. I though that creativity could only be fun and entertainment in my part of life. When I first heard of the name of this course--Creative and Critical Thinking, I thought that the part of creative thinking was really my course. I used to think that creativity was the key of invention but from the beginning of this course, it showed that I was wrong. Creativity is also the path of discovery. The scientific examples for instance, universal gravitation,Newton's law of universal gravitation, could let me understand more about the
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In primary school I have been already using mind map to do my assignment up to now, but it was the first time to let me know Tony Buzan, the inventor of mind map and understand the purposes and concepts of it. Hopefully it can help me to enjoy more mind map assignments in the future. Cognitive Research Trust was really a brand new concept for me, and it encourage me to broaden my ideas. For instance, PMI, plus points, minus points and interesting points could help me to select important ideas and evaluate the best for it. AGO, aims, goals and objectives helped me to achieve goal effectively and efficiently. Sometimes creativity will get lost easily but Cognitive Research Trust taught me how to create …show more content…
It made me think a lot of logical problems which were much more difficult than creativity and imagination.
In critical thinking, it raise many controversial topics as studying materials which includes religion, political and social issue. These topics are closely related to all of us and inspired me to think more deeply and carefully.
In religion aspect, I am a Christian so I will be sensitive of this aspect. In the past, I investigated my faith mainly focused on salvation and grace. Once, a religion example was used to explain the circular argument of fallacy of inappropriate presumption. The content was like A said God must exist, B asked why, A explained as the Bible says so. B kept asking why we should believe the Bible and eventually A answered that because the Bible was written by God. It was obviously a joke but for me, it was also a reflection of some Christians'’ mind in the society. Sometimes I also heard these explanation and felt confused. I understand some non-christian people even they are not aggressive, they cannot be convince by this kind of explanation due to critical thinking. And I do not want to be one of these foolish believers so I am now studying a course called Systematic Theology to upgrade and enhance my knowledge. Critical thinking helped me to think wider and more logically. It is a kind of changing my religion

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