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SCA1002 Introduction to Creative and Critical Thinking

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Within an employment climate of great disruption, constant change and emerging opportunities, creative and critical thinking are essential skills for all university graduates. This course is foundational and designed to encourage students to apply a variety of strategies to increase the efficacy of critical and creative thinking when applied to a diverse range of communities and workplaces. Creative and critical thinking skills are necessary effective problem-solving in a wide range of professional and educational contexts. This is especially true in fields where human beings, their stories and complexities are at the heart of the professional enterprise. Creative and critical skills are essential to ethical and effective practice in complex human-related environments.

This foundational course develops students' creative and critical thinking skills through the introduction of historical, theoretical and practical approaches. The ability to play, experiment, reflect and collaborate in solving problems will be introduced as key strategies for assisting students to use critical and creative thinking. Through engagement with specific examples of critical and creative thought, students will develop the critical and creative skills necessary for practice within the creative professions and beyond.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023