Creative and Critical Thinking in the Context of Problem Finding and Problem Solving

Fotis Kousoulas
Pedagogical Department Laboratory, University of Athens, Greece

Georgia Mega
Adult Education Department, Open University of Greece, Greece

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Ingår i: The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 21:11, s. 81-88

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Publicerad: 2007-07-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In the present research we are studying (on a sample of 153 students 6th grade) the relationship between the two forms of thinking: critical and creative; in the context of problem finding and problem solving situations. Our hypothesis is that when there is a change in the context of study (problem solving- problem finding); then the students’ creative and critical way of thinking is differentiated; but these differentiations are not independent (statistically) between them. The results of this research reinforce those educational methods where thinking is cultivated holistically and is measured in terms of expression during particular learning experiences and not in terms of constant capacities.


Creative thinking; critical thinking; problem finding; problem solving


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