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Critical and Creative Thinking (PHIL90021)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePHIL90021
Semester 1
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This subject focuses on critical and creative thinking and how we can best develop and harness good ideas. The critical thinking component explores critical reasoning, causal reasoning and decision theory. The creative thinking component explores how we understand the relationship between critical and creative thinking, acknowledging that ideas about creative thinking are often ‘fuzzy’. Exercises and assessments in the first half of the subject will provide a framework for exploring how critical thinking works with creativity; the creative workshops in the second half will be geared to assessment and how we put knowledge into practice.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • understand, identify, analyse and synthesise major theories of critical and creative thinking;
  • demonstrate an effective critical understanding of critical and creative processes;
  • demonstrate effective critical and creative thinking and the application of these forms of thinking to the workplace;
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake effective independent research; and
  • conduct all activities in an ethical and responsible manner, demonstrating high levels of acadmic integrity.

Last updated: 24 August 2019