This unit (BSBCRT301) describes skills and knowledge required to develop the habit of thinking in a more creative way through looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns. It applies to individuals who need to develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills to different issues and situations and have a range of problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - ask relevant questions to challenge and enhance creative thinking; - use various information sources to provide answers to own questions; - use a range of creative thinking techniques to generate ideas or responses to questions or issues, and; - record ideas in response to a predetermined issue or situation. Note: if a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain why it is important to consider different perspectives when asking questions; - list and describe different creative thinking techniques; - describe common blockers to creative thinking; - explain boundaries that need to be considered when generating ideas and responses, and; - describe ways of extending and developing individual creative thinking skills.

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