Creative and Critical Thinking for Problem Solving (11201.1)
|Level:||Intermediate Unit Level|
|HECS Bands:||2, 3|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||School of Management|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2019 Semester 2 MS Diane PHILLIPS (Ph: +61 2 62063815 ) INTENSIVE 2020 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.
Intensive interactive workshops on-campus and online follow up weekly (6 hours x 5 days).
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