CRWG3805 Creative Thinking and Community Arts (3 units)
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Creative Thinking is the essential course of training students how to think creatively by knowing the mechanism of our mind. To cultivate creativity, students are required to think inclusively with different sectors and members of the society. In this course, students will explore issues of social inclusion of the disadvantaged social groups in Hong Kong from various angles and perspectives so as to develop the idea of community artistic and creative work.
This course takes a community artistic collaboration among students and community members that examines challenges of social inclusion in the world of the arts. The course will start with an overview of the nature of creative thinking and its relation to community arts as well as the development of community arts from the disciplines of philosophy, politics, cultural studies and social sciences so as to equip students with essential concepts and theories related to social engagement, grass-root culture, social inclusion and disability. In collaboration with NGOs and community members, students will team up with disadvantaged groups to work on an innovative project that will enhance social inclusion by exploring the impact of creativity on the affection and cultural formation of these social members. This creative project in the form of multi-media theatrical performance will serve as a reflective and communicative medium for both the students and service users to explore collaboratively on community arts and their social impact and to design innovative ways to enhance their adaptability. The direct engagement and self-reflection will allow students to integrate academic content with community engaged experiences, to involve in creative thinking and artistic works to advocate for social awareness and inclusion, and to perform their empathy and caring for others during preparing and on the stage. Members from disadvantaged groups can experience creative processes which will be useful for their everyday life articulation of affections and emotion.
This GE Capstone will only be offered to students of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Writing tor Film, Television and New Media.
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