This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the history and social impact of creativity. It applies to individuals who develop and apply a broad knowledge of the history of creativity. Understanding the concept of creativity, how creative people think and how creativity has been applied throughout history can provide individuals with inspiration and ideas to take into their own work and lives.

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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: Conduct at least ONE research project into the historical and social impact of creativity that includes: - using a range of information sources; - presenting findings and encourage discussion and debate, respecting different perspectives and ideas, and; - identifying and accessing ways to build own creative thinking skills. 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: - describe the impact of creativity at different points in history, including contemporary perspectives; - explain the potential links between the history of creativity and current individuals and communities; - identify sources of information on the history and social impact of creativity, and; - outline different factors that impact on creativity.

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