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Creativity and Critique (8172.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
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Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Design




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    This foundation unit examines creative and critical thinking, and aims to make students both more skilled in, and reflective about, these practices. Students will be introduced to creative and critical processes and will become familiar with methods of synthesis, analysis, argument, and idea generation. Students will also be introduced to notions of meaning-making and the role of language in creativity and critique, as well as developing skills in analytical reading and analysis, and the construction of strong and convincing arguments. A range of contexts and case studies will be examined within an interdisciplinary framework.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completing this unit, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a reflective understanding of the role of creativity and critique in thinking;

    2. demonstrate basic skills in analysing and constructing arguments, and other methods of critical thinking;

    3. demonstrate basic skills in idea generation, and other methods of creative thinking;

    4. demonstrate basic skills in communicating the results of creative and critical thinking effectively.

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.



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