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Creating and Thinking Critically - THINKING

Creative & Critical Thinking    
Having their Own Ideas

Making Links

Choosing Ways To Do Things
  • Thinking of ideas.
  • Finding ways to solve problems.
  • Finding new ways to do things.


  • Making links and noticing patterns in their experiences
  • Making predictions.
  • Testing their ideas.
  • Developing ideas of grouping, sequences, cause and effect.
  • Planning, making decisions about how to approach a task, solve a problem and reach a goal.
  • Checking how well their activities are going.
  • Changing strategy as needed.
  • Reviewing how well the approach worked.