Identifying and Solving Problems using Critical and Creative Thinking

     In reality, having a problem is common because it serves as a means to help someone become a better version of themselves. The distinction lies in how we approach the problem. Firstly, we should identify the underlying causes using critical thinking and address them through creative solutions that make us feel comfortable. Handling the problem in our own unique way can enable us to achieve the desired outcome, while also equipping us with new skills that we can learn along the way.

     Utilizing critical and creative thinking in problem-solving is also an opportunity for growth. By studying and evaluating challenges, we can learn and develop. If our initial attempt at critical thinking to solve a problem is unsuccessful, our creative thinking can provide alternative solutions instead of giving up. The integration of critical and creative thinking encourages us to focus on the goal rather than the problem itself.

– Danica Daclan, SHS