BERPIKIR KRITIS DAN KREATIF DALAM PENDIDIKAN KRISTEN
The challenges of the 21st century caused by the explosion of information and the accelerative increasing changes have been a rousing researchers and educators’ awareness of the high importance of developing critical and creative thinking skills among learners. Critical thinking, which is rational, reflective and evaluative, is highly necessary for every individual, especially in such an era marked by a surge of current information. It is of high necessity in any activity of sorting and analyzing information and in solving problem. Creative thinking is a process or an attempt to produce a new, effective and ethical idea, thought or object. Although they are different, the two modes of thought are closely connected, even complementary. Every person essentially has the potential for critical and creative thinking. However, to be able to use them effectively, they need to be studied and developed. Current research results and experiences revealed that critical and creative thinking skills could be developed in the classroom, either integrated with subjects, or through explicit learning.
Keywords : Critical Thinking, Creativity, Learning