Saturday, May 23, 2009

Thinking skills; A problam solving method

How much thinking do we usually do? Of course, it depends on what you mean by thinking. There might be some activity going on in the brain that doesn't necessarily involve creativity. If you are reading something and trying to understand what you are reading, that could be a form of thinking.

If you are listening to someone talking or holding a conversation, that could also be called thinking.

For the purpose of this piece, I would like to restrict the term ‘thinking’ to mental activity that results in action or in a full exploration of a subject or in an insight or new idea.

How often do people do that sort of thinking?

Our usual thinking activity is to judge or analyse a situation in order to identify it as one which is within our experience. Once we have identified a standard element, then we provide, from stock, the standard response to that standard element.

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