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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


EFPM907: Creativity in Education: Valuing, Facilitating and Assessing It

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

  • To develop understanding of the key concept of creativity and its value in education.
  • To provide an introduction to a range of philosophical standpoints towards creativity within and across disciplines.
  • To provide an introduction to important pedagogical issues for creativity in learning and teaching
  • To consider creativity within and across disciplines including the arts and sciences in different cultural contexts from the stances of theory, policy and practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and value of creativity in education;
2. demonstrate a critical understanding of creativity in relation to learning in different disciplines;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. critically reflect upon and evaluate your own approach or that of other specialist practitioners to fostering creativity in learning and teaching;
4. critically appraise the module content in order to question and inform your own research interests or professional practice;
Personal and Key Skills5. synthesise and organise ideas to present an argument;
6. undertake both directed and independent study to recognise, justify and analyse key ideas in the literature and relate to practice;
7. work collaboratively in small groups with peers; and
8. present ideas verbally and through writing and engage in critical reflective debate.