Phl/458 Week 3 Individual Assignment

Present on each of the following topics with a slide or two/bullet:

Describe a situation in which critical and creative thought could have been used for a better outcome. This could be a personal or societal problem or issue. Describe why it is important to think critically and creatively in similar situations (2 slides).

Define free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion. Explain how we use them to form thoughts, and how they may bear on your problem or issue (4 slides).

Identify three hindrances to the critical/creative thinking process. Determine methods for overcoming these hindrances. Identify a hindrance in critical or creative thinking that affected you’re solution or approach to the problem or issue here. Describe a method you could use to overcome the hindrances (3 or 4 slides).

Identify a message in advertising, or a perception related to your problem/issue. Describe how you perceive the message of the advertisement (or problem/issue). Try to determine the reality. Distinguish between your perception and the reality of the message/problem (2 or 3 slides).

Format- PowerPoint Presentation is preferred, with Slides & Speaker Notes, a Title/Introduction Slide, and Conclusion Slide. Be sure to use a variety of illustrations, and try to be creative!

Create a Solution Journal in which you use the creative process to solve a problem with which you have experience. Include the following:


Describe each stage in the creative process using Ch. 5 of your text (Entry 1).


Search for a personal challenge. Explain how you used the techniques to develop curiosity in your search (see Ch. 6) (Entry 2).


Express the problem created by this personal challenge (see Ch. 7). Refine your expression of the problem by considering multiple perspectives and deciding which expression is best. Include both the initial and the refined version. Justify your revision (Entry 3).


Investigate the problem by obtaining necessary information (see Ch. 8). List the questions must answer to understand the problem. Identify a source of information to answer each question (Entry 4).


Conclude your investigation with a thorough explanation of the problem, including answers to each of the questions you identified (Entry 5).  


Produce ideas toward solution of this problem (see Ch. 9). List all of your ideas—whether they are ridiculous or serious is not important (Entry 6).


Discuss the two ideas that you think are the most imaginative, original, and positive potential solutions to the problem (Entry 7).


Format- APA guidelines are NOT necessary for this Journal, although be sure to give your Journal a title, including your name, date, and brief Introduction (describing the assignment) and Conclusion (stating what you learned by doing it). This assignment may be turned in in Word file-form.

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