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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to six important skills needed for contemporary society: innovative problem solving; creativity; analytic thinking; collaboration; effective communication and ethics (action and accountability).

By utilising curiosity and engagement, this unit introduces students to the concepts and practices of creative and innovative thinking through collaboration and problem solving. This unit will unpack the skills and strategies needed, through collaboration and co-design with other students, to solve real-world problems in innovative and creative ways. These methods and fluencies include a range of conceptual approaches, as well as communication strategies, to explore and reconsider the context in which we learn, work and create change.

 

Unit content

These topics will be covered:

  • Collaborative approaches to strategic thinking and innovative problem solving.
  • Introduction to Design Thinking.
  • Multidisciplinary approach to change strategies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance personal creativity and innovation. 
  • Strategies for critical appraisal and self assessment. 
  • Communication, planning and evaluation.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of creative, lateral and innovative thinking
2 apply collaborative methods and approaches to project-based problems
3 develop, test and evaluate original proposals in response to project-based problems
4 create a communication strategy for working across a range of topics

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of creative, lateral and innovative thinking
  2. apply collaborative methods and approaches to project-based problems
  3. develop, test and evaluate original proposals in response to project-based problems
  4. create a communication strategy for working across a range of topics

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.