Creating and thinking critically – Introduction

Creating and thinking critically involves young children becoming able to use their minds to process all the information they’re taking in. This short section introduces these concepts and what they mean for children's problem solving abilities.       
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Creating and thinking critically
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involves young children becoming able to use their minds
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to process all the information they're taking in.
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Lilla, Rose wants to stick hers on.
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How would you make it stick?
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Sticky tack?
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They're learning to be problem solvers.
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Creativity is a way of thinking that applies
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to all areas of learning.
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It's an ability to think flexibly,
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and to come up with new ideas of ways to do
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or express things.
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Ooh, it's going really fast.
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Oh, you're being really kind giving Tara one.
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Mine's just going really fast!
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It's going very fast.
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Whoa, another one and another one.
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Critical thinking means evaluating these ideas
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and ways of doing things.
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Think about it,
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what's going to happen with the -
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if the nail comes through here,
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that's why I say, what's going to happen
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to the nail on this side?
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I don't know.
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Maybe we'll leave it.
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Maybe I'll do it different.