Presenter: Michael Peters, Australian School of Taxation & Business Law
A key component of what we do and the reason why people want to come to an Australian university is the opportunity to think.
This is a simple overlooked idea, but thinking is more than just problem solving, arranging knowledge, applying the knowledge; it’s about creating a valuable contribution to everything we do.
Traditionally there has been a concern with Critical Thinking: taking things apart, testing them, justifying a view, a proposition. This is the path of applying “logic” or discourse, the scrutiny we bring to any discipline.
Increasingly in a global, interconnected and complex world, logic and critical thought is not enough.
Critical thinking is now only part of the equation. Creative thinking is now the key to problem solving. It’s how we will manage risk, resources and opportunity.
This seminar looks at how creativity can be imbedded into a course. Using “contextual” and theme-based teaching techniques, it is possible to tap into the creative ability of the student to empower them to go beyond critical analysis to creative analysis, offering unique insight into problems and subject matter.
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