Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject starts with the premise that creativity is a skill that can be taught, and refined with practice. It is designed to provide students with a set of tools, a well-defined process, and a way of thinking that will facilitate the development and execution of creative solutions to a wide range of cross-disciplinary problems currently facing individuals, communities, organisations, and the world. The subject will comprise both the theory and practice of creative intelligence, and will have an emphasis on hands on application of the content. The subject will include a range of exercises, case studies and real world examples. Where relevant, the subject will also look at lessons that can be learned from the habits of history's most creative individuals, teams and organisations. The subject will address issues related to the successful pitching of one's creative ideas and problem solutions, and provide students with the opportunity to practice their communication and influencing skills.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Formulate and implement creative, feasible solutions to a range of 21st century problems.
02. Work collaboratively on team projects with other students and further demonstrate the ability to overcome challenges.
03. Demonstrate persuasive oral and written communication skills.
04. Apply cross-disciplinary approaches to problem solving.
05. Apply creative problem solving and critical thinking skills to provide possible solutions to a problem facing individuals, communities, organisations and/or the world.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Pre-class Assignments (1800 words equivalent) Students will be asked to prepare a task in advance of 8 seminars that relate to the material covered in class that week.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Presentation (800 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Final Project (1800 words equivalent) This written assessment will bring together learning from the whole subjectN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5