Date of Completion
Open Access Capstone
Master of Arts (MA)
Peter J. Taylor
This synthesis is a personal narrative reflecting upon insights learned through the Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) program at University of Massachusetts Boston. Before joining the program, I was concerned that a lack of creative ability was hindering me, both personally and professionally. My goal in undertaking CCT studies was both to enhance my own creativity and find a balance between critical and creative thinking. I came to see that creativity was not to be equated with artistic work; reflective practice was important in understanding and integrating the information and tools learned; and critical and creative thinking should be integrated rather than balanced. I introduce a model of thought and a three-step approach that leverages critical and creative thinking within a larger framework of reflection.
Seidl, Amy, "Steps Towards an Integration of Critical and Creative Thinking through Reflective Practice" (2017). Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection. 356.