CART11002 - Creativity, Innovation and Dangerous Ideas
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will consider the concept of creativity: what it is, what it does, and how it works. Creative thinking can be nurtured, taught and learned. The barriers to creativity can be overcome, and creative thinkers can become more productive. You will also consider the nature of innovation, and the commodified outcome of the creative process. Innovation can be gradual or it can be sudden and immediate, processes known as disruptive, or 'dangerous' ideas. Such innovations change the world. Becoming a part of that means considering the fundamental nature of creativity.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Cairns

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 40%
2. Group Work 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate and explain the current theoretical approaches to creativity
  2. Apply the concepts of creativity to your own professional practice
  3. Describe the concepts of disruption and dangerous ideas.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Quiz(zes)    
2 - Group Work

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)        
2 - Group Work    

Prescribed Textbooks

The hidden order of art: A study on the psychology of artistic imagination.
Author/s: Ehrenzweig, Anton Year: 2000
Edition: Publisher: Phoenix
City: London
Country: YJ
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDavid Cashman (d.cashman@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Course Introduction

  • Defining creativity and innovation
  • What compels us to create?
  • The creative imperative

Kaufman, J. (2016). Creativity 101 (2nd ed.) pp. 3-20. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Heavenly Bodies

  • What makes an idea dangerous?
  • Humanism
  • Cosmology

Burkholder, J.P., Grout, D. J., Palisca, C.V (2010) A History of Western Music (8th ed., international student ed.) pp. 146-154. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Creative Obsession

  • Creativity and mental health
  • The compositional process
  • The concept of perfectionism

Ehrenzweig, A. (2000). Chapter 3 Unconscious Scanning. In The Hidden Order of Art: A Study on the Psychology of Artistic Imagination. London: Phoenix.

Quiz 1

Week 4 31-07-2017

The Most Dangerous Ballet Ever Written

  • The Rite of Spring
  • The Ballets Russes

Stravinsky, I. (2011). Chapter III. In An Autobiography. Retrieved from www.gutenberg.org.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Orlando

  • Modernist literature
  • Gender studies
  • Queer studies

Woolf, V. (2013). Chapter 2. In A Room of One's Own (pp. 27-42). Australia: Penguin Group.

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Art, Politics and Protest

  • Socialist realism
  • Entartete (Degenerate) music
  • Music after the Cuban revolution

Ross, A. (2007). Chapter 7 The Art of Fear: Music in Stalin's Russia. In The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (pp. 235-258). New York: Picador.

Quiz 2

Week 7 28-08-2017

The Art of Life

  • Dada
  • The ready-made
  • The blurring between art and life

Kimmelman, M. (2006). The Art of Making Art Without Lifting a Finger (pp. 71-91). In The Accidental Masterpiece: On The Art of Life and Vice Versa. USA: Penguin Books.

Week 8 04-09-2017

Chance Innovations

  • American experimentalism
  • The creativity of chance and improvisation

Ehrenzweig, A. (2000). Chapter 7 The Three Phases of Creativity. In The Hidden Order of Art: A Study on the Psychology of Artistic Imagination. London: Phoenix.

Week 9 11-09-2017

The Music of Danger

  • The Fluxus Ethos

Higgins, D. (1998) A Child’s History of Fluxus. In Horizons (pp. 87-93). Ubu editions 2007. Retrieved from http://www.ubu.com/ubu/pdf/higgins_horizons.pdf

Quiz 3

Week 10 18-09-2017

Flawed Masterpieces

  • Modernist architecture
  • The creation of the Sydney Opera House

O'Neill, H. (2013). Chapter 13. In A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler (pp. 214-225). Australia: HarperCollins.

Week 11 25-09-2017

Women’s Liberation: an Evolution

  • The contraceptive pill
  • The sexual revolution
  • Feminism

Eig, J. (2014). The Team That Invented the Birth-Control Pill. The Atlantic, (Oct 2014). Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/world/

Week 12 02-10-2017

Musical Chameleon

  • Invention and re-invention

Bowie, A. (2000). Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie, pp.148-173. New York: Cooper Square Press.

Quiz 4

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Essay Due Friday (13 Oct 17) 08:30 AM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Assessment One of CART11002 is comprised of a series of four online quizzes undertaken in weeks three, six, nine and twelve.

Questions may be short or long answer. Marks are assigned based on the difficulty and format of the question (for example, a long answer will be awarded more marks than a short answer).

The questions will assess materials from the readings or tutorials. A time limit of thirty minutes will be assigned and only one attempt will be permitted.

The quiz will open at 12.01am of Thursday and close at 11.59pm on Friday of the assigned week. At the closing time all open quizzes will be automatically submitted. The quiz will then be closed and not re-opened.

Each quiz constitutes 10% of a student's total mark.

Quiz Content and Marks

  • Quiz 1 (Week 3) will cover material from Weeks 1-3
  • Quiz 2 (Week 6) will cover material from Weeks 5-6
  • Quiz 3 (Week 9) will cover material from Weeks 7-9
  • Quiz 4 (Week 12) will cover material from Weeks 10-12
Number of Quizzes 1
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Thursday and Friday of Weeks 3, 6, 9, and 12
Return Date to Students Two weeks after sitting
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria
  • Quiz 1: 10%
  • Quiz 2: 10%
  • Quiz 3: 10%
  • Quiz 4: 10%
Submission Hard copy

Quizzes will be available on Moodle on Thursday and Friday of Weeks 3, 6, 9, and 12

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Apply the concepts of creativity to your own professional practice

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



2 Group Work

Assessment Title Essay
Task Description

Essay Question:

Choose one of the great innovative thinkers mentioned in the tutorials, but whose work was not studied in depth during the tutorials (check with the lecturer first). Describe their unique creative processes and influences and give an account of the social and cultural factors that influenced them. What made their work truly innovative and/or dangerous?

· The word limit for the essay is 1500 words. Include a word count at the end of the essay. (N.B. this only includes the words of the text. It does not include title page, diagram labels and reference list)

· Format your work according to the CQU Style Guide (https://www.cqu.edu.au/?a=14033).

· When answering the question, ensure you back up your assertions with evidence such as quotes, score examples and illustrations.

· Ensure you cite your sources and list them in the reference list. Non-citation of sources will be regarded as plagiarism.

· You may not cite or reference CART11002 powerpoint slides or the lecturer’s words.

· A Recommended Reading list is included in this Course Outline. It is a starting place only. To adequately complete this assessment it is recommended that students consult a large variety of sources.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (13-Oct-2017) 08:30 AM AEST
Return Date to Students One week after submitting
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

Information/Data (15%)

Structure (20%)

Argument (25%)

Support (15%)

Presentation (15%)

Adherence to APA Style (10%)

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate and explain the current theoretical approaches to creativity

2. Apply the concepts of creativity to your own professional practice

3. Describe the concepts of disruption and dangerous ideas.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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