Critical Thinking/Creative Thinking

Teaching History As the “Great Unknown”

by Doug Boin, Assistant Professor, History There’s a cliche among people outside the historian’s guild: History is about names and dates, memorization of facts, and the knowledge of content crammed into textbooks. Ten years ago, there were probably some truths to this cliche, back in the era before YouTube and Wikipedia. These days, the same… Continue reading Teaching History As the “Great Unknown”

Critical Thinking/Creative Thinking

Creative Critical Thinking

By Mary R. Vermilion, Ph. D., Assistant professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology In thinking (critically and creatively, of course) about the issues of critical and creative thinking, I have come to the conclusion that they are intrinsically tied. I will elaborate on this idea later. First, however, I want to discuss the particular issues surrounding… Continue reading Creative Critical Thinking