HM5106: Modelling Creativity: Theory and Practice

HM5106: Modelling Creativity: Theory and Practice

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Modelling Creativity: Theory and Practice
Module Code HM5106
Module Tutor Duncan Dicks
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module is designed to introduce students to a range of scholarly perspectives that engage with creativity. Students will explore and analyse a number of currently influential models and theories and discuss and evaluate their relevance to them as creative practitioners. The students will also undertake scholarly research that analytically engages with the theoretical perspectives and practical applications that have been discussed.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will run as weekly two-hour seminars. The seminars will focus on subject-related readings and discussions. Topics/themes will be chosen from among:

  • Defining and measuring creativity;
  • Creativity and personality;
  • Cognitive models of creativity;
  • Social and cultural models of creativity;
  • Creativity and education and development;
  • Domain-specific creativity.
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the models and theories related to creativity and the creative process.
  2. Apply the theories and models studied to their own creative processes as practitioners.
  3. Synthesise a holistic and integrated understanding of what creativity is, and how it is manifested, promoted and inhibited.
  4. Discuss, analyse and evaluate the creative process in the light of theories and models studied.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 28
Independent Learning Hours: 122
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: 2500 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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