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Creativity, Genius, Expertise and Talent (MUSI30248)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2018

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Year of offerNot available in 2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30248
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Defines research dealing with the complexity of creativity, genius, expertise and talent across disciplines, including music. Recent research will examine the natural abilities, environmental and intrapersonal catalysts and developmental processes that lead to the development of human potential in a wide range of fields. Students will reflect on their own development and how they can optimize their own personal growth as a result of knowledge acquired through discussion of key points raised in lectures and readings.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand the aetiology of creativity.
  • Identify the complex relationship of natural abilities, developmental processes and acquired competencies underpinning the achievement of greatness in a range of fields.
  • Critically analyse varying theories and associated research related to expert performance.
  • Understand how to incorporate catalysts to performance excellence in their own growth and personal development.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed:

  • Skills in accessing current research from international databases, websites, journals and texts.
  • The ability to analyse and critique literature and presentations.
  • High level conceptual and applied skills.

Last updated: 20 July 2018