Learning Continuum of Critical and Creative Thinking

This element involves students creating ideas and actions, and considering and expanding on known actions and ideas.

Students imagine possibilities and connect ideas through considering alternatives, seeking solutions and putting ideas into action. They explore situations and generate alternatives to guide actions and experiment with and assess options and actions when seeking solutions. In developing and acting with critical and creative thinking, students:

  • imagine possibilities and connect ideas
  • consider alternatives
  • seek solutions and put ideas into action.

Level 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Imagine possibilities and connect ideas

draw parallels between known and new ideas to create new ways of achieving goals

Consider alternatives

generate alternatives and innovative solutions, and adapt ideas, including when information is limited or conflicting

Seek solutions and put ideas into action

predict possibilities, and identify and test consequences when seeking solutions and putting ideas into action