Creativity and Innovation - 2018

Unit summary

BRD209

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assessment - Poster, Essay or Presentation (30%) , Assessments - Problem-solving and Teamwork (20%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,070.00

This unit will help you develop knowledge and skills for finding creative solutions to problems and for successful innovation.

You will learn the benefits of adopting and applying diverse perspectives and problem-solving tools, especially within interdisciplinary teams, to produce better ideas.

Examples of creative and innovative thinking will be taken from a broad spectrum of disciplines, including science, engineering, media, philosophy, law, business and indigenous studies.

On completion of this unit you should be able to:

  1. identify the internal and external barriers to creativity
  2. use a range of creative thinking tools to generate ideas
  3. demonstrate creative competency
  4. collaborate effectively with specialists from other disciplines
  5. use the processes of creativity, innovation and creative problem solving to solve complex problems.
  • Assessment — Poster, Essay or Presentation (30%)
  • Assessments — Problem-solving and Teamwork (20%)
  • Presentation — Oral Presentation (10%)
  • Project — Major Project (40%)

Students undertaking this unit as part of their Murdoch Course requirements must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA units) at Level 1 before enrolling in the unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to Creativity and Innovation
2Understanding the Process of Creativity and where new ideas come from
3Understanding the Process of Innovation and the impact of innovation on society
4Recognising the value of diversity
5The Creative Problem-Solving Process
6A Neuroscience approach to Understanding Creativity
7Business and Entrepreneurship: Protecting your IP, and Protocols
8Creativity, Innovation and Ethics
9Creative Industries and the impact of Digital Technology
10Complexity Theory - links with diversity, creative teamwork and how new ideas emerge
11Cultural Policy and Creative Cities

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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