• Unit 5: Thinking and Analysis

    Unit 5 centers on the importance of being able to think critically and creatively in order to make judgments and solve problems. What is the difference between the two ways of thinking? Critical thinking analyzes information and roots out the true nature and facets of problems, whereas creative thinking drives progress forward when it comes to solving these problems. To help you gain skills in thinking both critically and creatively, this unit guides you in exploring and applying patterns of thought. It illuminates the value of technology in expanding thinking. By challenging your thinking processes, you grow as a student, a learner, and a thinker.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 5 hours.

    • 5.1: Why It Matters: Thinking and Analysis

    • 5.2: Patterns of Thought

    • 5.3: Critical Thinking Skills

    • 5.4: Creative Thinking Skills

    • 5.5: Thinking with Technology

    • 5.6: Putting It Together: Thinking and Analysis