Critical and Creative Thinking can be described as qualities of good thinking processes and as types of thinking.
Creative thinking involves creating or generating ideas, processes, experiences or objects, something new or original. It involves the skills of flexibility, originality, fluency, elaboration, brainstorming, modification, imagery, associative thinking, attribute listing, metaphorical thinking, forced relationships. The aim of creative thinking is to stimulate curiosity and promote divergence.
Critical thinking involves the evaluation of ideas through logical thinking and reasoning including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hyphothesizing, and critiquing. See Types of Critical Questions.
More: Teaching Thinking Skills* Critical and Creative Thinking * Brainstorming