Here is the topics that covered in the course: 1- Introduction to Creativity 2- How does the human brain work? Where does creativity come from? 3- Models and theories of creativity 4- Divergent and convergent thinking 5- The creative process,structuring creative process
* the below is the structure of the reflective:(Also I upload important feedback from the Pro) An inquiry into Creativity and Creative Process Introduction This is the first of two research projects that you will undertake for the Activating Creativity course. In this research project you are to write a reflective essay that combines reflections on your own creative work (experienced in a series of creativity challenges) with theory that has critically informed your experience in order to identify the characteristics of creativity and creative process. Aims • To understand and communicate some key concepts of creativity theories and frameworks using your own experiences of creative work as a primary reference. • To understand and communicate the characteristics of creative process through reflecting on your own creative work, and theory from reputable sources. Write a reflective essay using your own creative experiences as your “field work” demonstrating your developing understanding of 1. Theories of creativity and 2. The characteristics of creative process And how that understanding informs the activating of your creativity. What is needed?
• The reflective research journal you’ll keep for the four assignments Deliverables
• A reflective essay (around 1500‐1800 words) These are to get you started on heuristic inquiry and reflective writing and should be sufficient for the purposes of this assignment. Instructions: 1. Each week, for four following weeks including the first week, you will be given a creativity challenge that you will need to finish and submit before the next class time (follow specific instructions of each challenge). 2. You are expected to keep a reflective journal documenting the process for each challenge in as much detail as possible. Write down your ideas, stick in images and photos, write down quotations and describe happenings and insights that were/are helpful about the task. Write down how well your ideas worked, failures and reasons. In other words, document the whole process in a reflective manner. This journal is private so be as genuine as you can and don’t edit it. These notes will be your “research data”. 3. As you learn in class about the various creative processes, and as you do self‐directed study, note down in your journal what you learned about creativity and how it relates to your own experiences. Don’t forget to write down the references for your use during the process of writing your essay. 4. Write a reflective essay using your own creative experiences as your “field work” demonstrating your developing understanding of 1. Theories of creativity and 3. The characteristics of creative process And how that understanding informs the activating of your creativity. Submission Method Before the due date/time, Turnitin your essay with a signed assignment cover sheet as its first Key Requirements Your essay should be: • Around 1500‐1800 words (main body, i.e. excluding title page, list of references) • Present original research (I.e. your own work) • Grammar/spell‐checked, proofread, and formatted and referenced in line with APA