Creative Thinking generates new knowledge through novel assemblies and perspectives. Creative thinking relates to the original creation, innovation, disruption and transformation of relationships and patterns in problems and solutions.
Make, Create, Build, Imagine, Explore, Invent, Generate, Construct, Experiment, Improve, Adapt, Express, Compose, Design, Modify, Originate, Propose, Speculate, Synthesise, Reconfigure, Diffract, Diversify
Consilient Thinking explores deep connections between seemingly separate or even opposing parts of knowledge - including between critical and creative thinking. Consilient thinking relates to the understanding of the interdependent, relational, interconnected and entangled nature of problems and solutions.
Link, Connect, Interconnect, Combine, Relate, Contrast, Coordinate, Synthesise, Abstract, Generalise, Compare, Juxtapose, Transpose, Translate, Transcend, Paradox, Complement, Entangle, Interdependence
Three ways of thinking: The Big Little Thinking (BLT) framework encourages three types of thinking for problems and solutions. Critical, Creative and Consilient Thinking are co-dependent. Each way of thinking depends on the other ways of thinking. Learning activities that facilitate the understanding and application of BLT should be designed across all ways of thinking.
Critical Thinking tests and interprets knowledge through analysis and evidence. Critical thinking relates to the logical, reasoned, empirical and reductive analysis of relationships in the structure of problems and solutions.
Define, Choose, Find, Label, List, Match, Name, Recall, Select, Show, Spell, Tell, Classify, Categorise, Thematise, Organise, Value, Compare, Contrast, Extrapolate, Infer, Interpret, Analyse, Critique, Discover, Dissect, Reduce, Distinguish, Divide, Examine, Inspect, Simplify, Survey, Test, Appraise, Assess, Award, Conclude, Decide, Deduct, Defend, Determine, Disprove, Estimate, Evaluate, Judge, Justify, Grade, Prioritise, Measure, Opinion, Prove, Rate, Recommend, Rule on, Support, Predict, Develop, Discuss, Elaborate, Estimate, Formulate, Model, Outline, Summarise, Translate, Illustrate, Demonstrate, Explain