1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1b Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
1c Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
1d Admission into BEDMSSBSC-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Science
1e Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
1f Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1g Admission into BEDSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
1h Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1i Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts
1j Admission into BAHA-Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
1k Admission into BCAFS-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion)
1l Admission into BCAVA-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
1m Admission into BMEDIAA-Bachelor of Media Arts
1n Admission into BCACD-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n))
Assumed knowledge
High standard of personal literacy and basic computer literacy.
Topic description

The concepts of Creativity and Visual Thinking will be explored through the existing literature and current research. Visual universals and the grammar of visual thinking will be explored. The links between creativity and visual thinking will be examined. Practical programs, which aim to enhance creativity and visual thinking will be presented.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop an appreciation of the concept of creativity
  • Develop an appreciation of the concept of visual thinking
  • Understand the significance of creativity and visual thinking to student learning
  • Appreciate the implications of creativity and visual thinking for teaching
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Define the concepts of creativity and visual thinking
  2. Evaluate and identify creative and visual thinking ability
  3. Apply visual universals and the grammar of visual thinking to an analysis of visual art
  4. Identify ways in which creativity can be developed in the classroom

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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