Creativity and Knowledge Enhancement

Subject EDUC30064 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 1-hour lecture and 1 2-hour seminar each week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject will lead students to understand the processes involved in knowledge enhancement and transfer. Topics will include: the notion of creativity and innovation; the evaluation and critical analysis of ideas; the influence of sociological, historical and cultural influences on knowledge enhancement and creativity; novice versus expert representations of a topic; knowledge transfer and creativity.

Students will be encouraged throughout to develop this understanding in the context of their tertiary learning and to understand themselves as knowledge enhancers.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • Analyse learning and teaching processes in terms of knowledge enhancement and transfer;
  • Understand notions of creativity and innovation, and their relationship;
  • Work with an awareness of creativity as a cultural construct;
  • Understand creative aspects of knowledge transfer.

A 2000-word assignment in which students will select a topic they are studying and examine it in terms of its source in and inherent potential for creativity, due mid-semester (50%); a 2000-word assignment in which students will select a topic they are studying and identify the processes by which they might creatively lead others to an enhanced knowledge of the area, due in the examination period (50%).

Prescribed Texts:

A book of readings will be produced.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • Critically analyse knowledge in terms of its construction and development;
  • Understand learning as knowledge enhancement;
  • Understand the processes of knowledge transfer.

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