Dr Cavallin received a scholarship to attend the seminar “Critical and Creative Thinking”, at the Faculty Resource Network organized by New York University June 10-14, 2019. This seminar explored what it means to think critically and creatively, and why both kinds of thinking are essential for our academic, personal, and professional lives. And for the lives of our students. The goal was to identify key strategies for teaching critical and creative thinking, and to develop from them useful pedagogical applications. Aspects that were considered were: What is higher order thinking, both critical and creative, and how do we recognize it? How might we foster critical and creative thinking in ourselves and in our students?