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Knowledge is generated through the interaction of critical and creative thinking. Evaluate this statement with reference to different areas of knowledge.

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?Knowledge is generated through the interaction of critical and creative thinking.? Evaluate this statement with reference to different areas of knowledge. As a human race we strive to understand everything around us, discover new things, and create new inventions. It is through knowledge that we are able to utilise every resource to its fullest potential and become truly aware of how world works. But, this knowledge is not simply given to us, we must work hard to gain it through different resources and ways of thinking. Two types of thinking which partially aid us to generate knowledge are critical and creative thinking. Critical thinking is self-guided, self-disciplined thinking which attempts to reason at the highest level of quality in a fair-minded way. ...read more.

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Many people do not believe that knowledge can be generated through the interaction of both types of thinking but on closer examining it is evident that many areas of our knowledge rely on this interaction. The arts are a diverse field of content, forms and methods which require the understanding and appreciation of them. They have affected individuals through their ways of communicating their knowledge to the external world. A person who is trying to gain knowledge through the arts requires both creative and critical thinking to grasp what the author is trying to communicate. Examples are political cartoons; these cartoons obviously require creative thinking in order for the spectator to evaluate the art?s quality and value. ...read more.

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While defining art, the spectator critically think is about the intentions of the artist. Another possible criterion is to creatively think about the quality of the work. Through the conclusions the spectators reach they are generating knowledge. Art can serve as imitation, education and communication. However, to realise what the arts serves you must use creative and critical thinking. There is a great link between the arts and the knowledge gained through critical and creative thinking. Knowledge generated by science is both powerful and useful. It can be used to develop new technologies, treat diseases and deal with many other sorts of problems. Scientists are often criticised for not being creative, but with reference to all the great discoveries and advances that had been made: they could not have happened without lateral thinking and creative solutions to difficult problems. ...read more.

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