HUM-396 / 3 credits

Teacher: Abu-Akel Ahmad

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

Students will engage in a group-project with the aim to translate psychological theories of creativity to practice. The purpose of the project is to create an original and a functionally useful product from limited resources.

Content

Keywords

Group Creativity; Functionality; Originality; Innovation

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

HUM-395

Recommended courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Assess / Evaluate strategies and skills involved in creative tasks.
  • Optimize working in a group setting
  • Create a functioning, original product from limited resources

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.
  • Assess progress against the plan, and adapt the plan as appropriate.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Negotiate effectively within the group.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Teaching methods

The teaching will consist of supervision of group projects.

Expected student activities

Student is expected to be active participant in the group project.

Assessment methods

A group report of the creative challenge assignment

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others If students have questions, they can arrange time to meet with professor.

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Building Blocks of Creativity II
  • Project: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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