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The Innovator's Mindset (ICR101)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit will help develop frameworks, skills and attitudes for innovation through deliberate, experiential activities that ground theory in practice. You will learn the benefits of applying diverse perspectives and problem-solving tools within multidisciplinary teams to find better ideas. We will draw on examples of creative and innovative thinking from a broad spectrum of disciplines, introduce you to the processes of creativity and innovation and provide you with the creative problem solving skills needed to address society's complex problems.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you will be able to:
LO1 Generate ideas using a broad range of creative thinking tools
LO2 Demonstrate problem solving for real, complex & wicked industry and social problems
LO3 Effectively collaborate with a range of partners across multi-disciplines
LO4 Identify the internal and external barriers to creativity
LO5 Communicate effectively to a range of audiences using a range of platforms
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 3 hours every week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for finding solutions to complex problems. Students will be introduced to creative problem solving techniques and experience practice-oriented teaching based on real world case studies that ground theory in practice. Students will be encouraged to be independent learners who take ownership of their learning, and will be expected to participate actively in groups and to value and learn from other people's contributions.
Other Learning Experiences Students are expected to engage with additional materials and to follow current social issues as part of their weekly preparation.
Assessment Assessments in this unit include:
ยท In class/online activities
Collaborative, multi-disciplinary project
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Nil
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Combined] (BCom)+(BEI) [New in 2019]
Appears in these Minors Innovation and Creativity
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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