Critical and creative thinking have always been — and still remain — essential components of learning. What has changed is the sheer volume of information available and how it is presented. Being able to think critically and creatively will prepare learners to approach opportunities with intelligence. Learning requires flexible and inquiring minds that not only take in information, but also question it. Students need multiple opportunities to practice and test their abilities through inquiry. The Learning Commons gives learners opportunities to develop their own learning experiences. As a result, they will be able to build the reflective practice of learning for life.