This is a paper that requires the student to describe how creativity expresses problem solving and innovative thinking. The paper also provides additional information to use in the writing of the assignment paper. Below is the assessment description to follow:
How creativity expresses problem solving and innovative thinking
1. Firstly, describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
Things to consider: A leadership role can mean more than just a title. It can mean being a mentor to others, acting as the person in charge of a specific task, or taking the lead role in organizing an event or project. Think about what you accomplished and what you learned from the experience. What were your responsibilities?
Also, did you lead a team? How did your experience change your perspective on leading others? Did you help to resolve an important dispute at your school, church, in your community or an organization? Also your leadership role doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to school activities. For example, do you help out or take care of your family?
2. Secondly, every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
Things to consider: What does creativity mean to you? Do you have a creative skill that is important to you? What have you been able to do with that skill? If you used creativity to solve a problem, what was your solution? What are the steps you took to solve the problem?
Additionally, how does your creativity influence your decisions inside or outside the classroom? Does your creativity relate to your major or a future career?
3. Thirdly, what have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
Things to consider: Think of community as a term that can encompass a group, team or a place — like your high school, hometown or home. You can define community as you see fit, just make sure you talk about your role in that community. Was there a problem that you wanted to fix in your community?
Also, what did you learn from your effort? How did your actions benefit others, the wider community or both? Did you work alone or with others to initiate change in your community?