Creative and Critical Thinking for Problem Solving (11201.2)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Business School|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2021 Semester 2 MS Diane PHILLIPS (Ph: +61 2 62063815 ) INTENSIVE
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This unit covers a wide range of creative and critical thinking for problem solving. Methods including problem definition techniques, idea generation methods, and the evaluation and implementation of ideas. Topics include creativity and its importance in business; blocks to and theories of, creativity; objective finding, fact finding and problem definition; mind mapping; analogies and morphological analysis; brainstorming; lateral thinking; evaluating and implementing new ideas; and dealing with resistance to change.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Recognise the need for critical and creative problem solving techniques in the contemporary business environment;
2. Develop and apply critical thinking skills for problem identification;
3. Demonstrate an application of knowledge of the major creative problem solving methods in practice;
4. Discriminate between the kinds of situations in which different methods of creative problem solving are most appropriate;
5. Identify important issues in overcoming resistance to change and implementing new ideas in organisations; and
6. Apply critical thinking to improve reflective practice.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Semester 2, 2020
On-Campus Attendance is expected in Set Time Blocks (INTENSIVE)
- Assignment 1: Theory Video (20% )
- Assignment 2: Personal Creative Refunctionalising Project (40% in total. )
- Assignment 3 - Mahara Creative Learning Journal & Portfolio. No Word Documents will be Accepted (30% )
- Assessment 4: 10 out of 12 Weeks - Weekly Discussion and Online Engagement/Participation for Online Workshops (pick one workshop to attend in allocate). (10% 1% Per week for 10 weeks )
- On-Campus Attendance is expected in Set Time Blocks (INTENSIVE)
- Semester 2, 2020
Intensive interactive workshops on-campus and online follow up weekly (6 hours x 5 days).
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