Published On: December 12, Nursing is a profession that blends science and art, research and creativity. Though nurses rely on clinical expertise and experience in a variety of situations, those with problem-solving skills are better equipped to serve their patients. By thinking creatively, asking the right questions and considering multiple options, nurses will be able to solve problems much more effectively.
Creative and Critical Thinking in Primary Mathematics
Creative and Critical Thinking in Primary Mathematics - Monash Education
Author Michael J. A person needs to understand the similarities and differences between critical thinking and creative problem solving, so he or she can use these skills appropriately. People use each thinking mode in both their personal and professional experience in varying ways. I continue to use and hone these skills, so I can be a more effective employee and resource for friends and family. Life presents many opportunities to apply these modes of thinking and practicing these modes helps to become an effective critical and creative thinker. Some people have a natural ability to think critically, while others require more education and experience.
Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
Thinking critically and creatively will help you not only with academic work, but also in everyday work and activities. For example, an academic assignment might ask you to research and analyze the effects of multitasking, referencing emerging brain science, and offer creative solutions to accomplishing work without multitasking. A life problem may deal with getting positive results from a company with bad customer service, a company that you perceive is avoiding an issue with you as a customer. Addressing these situations involves some conscious application of thinking skills.
In today's business environment, organizations have identified critical thinking and problem-solving as skills that are integral to an employee's--and their organization's--success. The most successful professionals can assess the environment, analyze a situation, design a solution, and ultimately win in a competitive scenario. This course, part of the Leadership Essentials Professional Certificate program, will demystify, discuss, and provide application techniques for critical thinking and problem-solving in a business context. Learners will draw connections to their work experience by analyzing and critiquing case studies.