Understanding in light of two knowledge areas: Natural Sciences and Arts
Critical thinking involves a convergent model while creative thinking imbibes the reverse, a differing paradigm. The explanation of critical talks about being “judgmental” and hence indicates the use of rational way of thinking; creative thinking is “producing” like finding options and hence mounting the field of debate.
Critical thinking is believed to be more dependable because we use it for validation. As a convergent paradigm, it attempts to justify a piece of knowledge to find out if it fits. For instance when we try to comprehend the factors that augment the rate of reaction, we have to evaluate it by using the collision theory. This is trying to prove by convergent perspective of analysis. One more example for natural sciences could be is in the design for an experiment in natural sciences. It mandatorily calls for convergent thinking because it must follow must abide to laws to be triumphant and for deriving generalized results. On the contrary, in the field of Arts, creative thinking is used more than critical thinking. But a critic of art also has to validate and justify the work of art, reject it and analyse it. That is also a convergent way of thinking.