DefinitionTo explore ideas, generate possibilities, and seek out and/or develop other alternate responses rather than opting for one immediate or “correct” answer.
Benchmark for AchievementThe graduate recognizes existing connections among ideas or solutions, and creates a new idea or reformulates existing ideas.
At the Program LevelCreative thinking as a discrete skill is distinguished here from a more general sense of creativity. Across the program, students are able to uncover, identify, or create new solutions to specific situations or challenges. Students are encouraged to push beyond existing boundaries and parameters in unique and original ways.
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