Creativity, Innovation and a Growth Mindset Project
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 6: Creative Productivity Across the Lifespan and Chapter 8: Creative Articulation in the Plucker (2017) text, and review the Instructor Guidances for the course.
Over the past five weeks, you have formulated a personal philosophy of creativity and innovation and developed your own innovation toolbox. For your Final Project you will demonstrate what you have learned about creativity and innovation as it applies to a current or future area of interest in either your personal or professional life. The purpose of this assignment is to defend the importance of creativity and innovation in the 21st century.
For your Final Project, you will create an inspirational presentation in the format of your choice accompanied by a written transcript of the presented material. You may choose from a variety of formats for your presentation. For example, you may submit a PowerPoint presentation with embedded audio narration or create a YouSeeU video with a transcript. If you choose to submit a YouSeeU video, you can submit your YouSeeU video HERE and submit your transcript through Waypoint. You may also choose to present your ideas via another format with instructor approval. Creativity and innovation are encouraged! Additionally, you are encouraged to reexamine the ideas presented in the Collaborative Commons shared space and to use the word cloud you created in Week 1 of class to enhance the visual appeal of your presentation.
Your final step is to include this Final Project in your Portfolium account, which demonstrates your understanding of creativity and innovation in your chosen area of interest to employers, colleagues, friends, family members, and others. This Final Project will be a required artifact incorporated in the HON490: Honors College Seminar course.
The following content areas must be included in your presentation:
- Introduction: Address your intended audience to establish the purpose and significance of your presentation. Remember to be creative and to capture the attention of your audience.
- Creativity and Innovation: Theory in Practice
- Explain the relationship between creativity and innovation both in theory and in practical application to your area of interest.
- Defend the importance of creativity and innovation by explaining one specific example of how a problem was solved in your area of interest that demonstrated a unique approach. Support your analysis with content and examples from the required resources, group work, and your own research undertaken during this course.
- Envisioning Change
- Assess how creativity and innovation drive growth and change in your area of interest. Support your evaluation with content and examples from the required resources, group work, and your own research undertaken during this course.
- Describe a problem in your area of interest for which you would like to find a solution.
- Proposing a New Direction
- Propose a solution to the issue you have chosen, integrating specific idea generation techniques from your innovation toolbox.
- Fostering a Growth Mindset
- Create an action-oriented mission statement for an applied context related to your area of interest.
- Explain how it aligns with your own personal philosophy of creativity and innovation.
- Integrate elements of your innovation toolbox to model your own personal or professional growth in the areas of creativity and innovation.
- Add your Final Project as an artifact to your Portfolium account.
The Creativity, Innovation and a Growth Mindset Project
- Must be ten to twelve slides in length (not including title and references slides), include an embedded audio narration with a transcript, and be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) if a PowerPoint presentation.
- Must be five to seven minutes in length and include a transcript formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) if a video presentation.
- Must be the equivalent of ten to twelve slides in length or five to seven minutes in length, as determined in consultation with and approval of the instructor, if completed in another format. Audio or visual formats must include a written transcription formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of final project
- Studentâ€™s name
- Course name and number
- Instructorâ€™s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least five scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- Must be added as an artifact to your Portfolium account.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.