Critical Thinking and Problem Solving is one of the six deep learning skills have been identified as essential to the development of individuals ready to take on the challenges of today’s globally interconnected world. Critical thinking is self-directed thinking that produces new and innovative ideas and solves problems. Reflecting critically on learning experiences and processes and making effective decisions. Wherever you have a goal which is blocked for any reason - lack of resources, lack of information, and so on - you have a problem. Whatever you do in order to achieve your goal is problem-solving. (Hank Kahney, author of Problem Solving, 1993.)