This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake in-depth and broad research into different concepts and theories of creativity, and to apply those to a particular field of endeavour.  It applies to individuals who use sophisticated research and critical analysis skills in the exploration of creativity and its application to work and life practice. This research may be related to traditionally creative fields of practice, such as the arts, but may equally relate to broader fields of activity.

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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 competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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 past, current and emerging theories of creativity, and; - develop and discuss substantiated positions on creativity and its application in response to own analysis and research. 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 different theories and concepts of creativity, including different historical perspectives and current and emerging thinking; - explain how different theories and thinking on creativity can be applied in different social and work contexts, and; - outline potential and actual benefits of creativity for individuals, businesses and communities.

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