The Critical Thinking and Chinese Creative Education

Yanhong REN, Lin TAO


Critical thinking is an important basis for college students’ creative ability. In order to develop college students’ creative ability and expand creative education, we must pay attention to the cultivation of college students’ critical thinking. This paper starts from “Asking of Qian Xuesen”, which reveals the present situation why Chinese college students’ creativity is blocked. Learning from the universities’ education experience of developed European countries, we know that critical thinking is the basis of university’s creative education. Then this paper elaborates the philosophical basis and the meaning of critical thinking, the relationship of critical thinking and creativity. And furthermore, it discusses ways and methods of how to cultivate critical thinking in Chinese universities in depth.


Asking of Qian Xuesen; Critical thinking; Creative education

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