Curriculum 2.0 → Framework Thinking and Academic Success Skills Curriculum 2.0 is develops students’ critical and creative thinking skills, as well as essential academic success skills. The integration of these skills has been identified in the educational research as a necessity for students to thrive in the 21st century knowledge-based global economy. How Do You Think? Critical thinking involves being objective and open-minded while thinking carefully about what to do or what to believe, based on evidence and reason. During critical thinking students deeply question and apply accepted principles. Creative thinking involves putting facts, concepts, and principles together in new ways and demonstrating a novel way of seeing or doing things. During creative thinking students may disregard accepted principles. Academic success involves possessing attitudes and behaviors that enable students to reach their full potential in academic settings.