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VINCENT NDEGE0723736603KENYATTA UNIVERSITYDIGITAL SCHOOL OF VIRTUAL AND OPEN LEARNINGIN COLLABORATION WITHSCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIESCREATIVITY AND INNOVATIONWRITTEN BY:Dr. Kibaba MakokhaDr. Jacob MageroDr. Josephat OyigoMr. John NziokaVETTED BY:Dr.Thomas Namwambah
VINCENT NDEGE0723736603INTRODUCTIONWelcome to this interactive instructional module that uses both action and collaborative learningstyles that provide you with diverse online learning experiences and effective learning processes.This module introduces you to the basic concepts, principles and issues in creativity andinnovation. The module begins with clarification of the concepts, nature and scope of creativity.This enables you to clearly see and appreciate the distinction between creativity and innovationand the importance of both skills in the 21stcentury. Building on that foundation, we proceed todiscuss creative thinking techniques and skills that are required to develop creativity andinnovation as deliberate and purposeful endeavors. The module further examines types ofcreative thinking to help you further understand the scope of creativity and appreciate thatcreativity is achieved through a process of learning and education. The module then delves intothe models of creative thinking, the obstacles to creativity and innovation and provides usefulsuggestions of how these obstacles can be surmounted. After clarifying the foundational conceptsand principles in creativity and innovation, the remaining part of the module concentrates onapplication of creativity and innovation in diverse aspects of life. In lesson six we look at theprocess of creativity as a deliberate and purposeful activity that emerges from analyticreasoning not merely spontaneously and assess its practical implications in everyday life. Themodule also investigates the role of nature and nurture in creativity and innovation. Thishelps you to clarify and correct the misconception that being creative and innovative is aninborn talent only available in the lucky few. Building on the understanding we proceed to explorethe role that an education that is truly quality can play in nurturing the creative and innovativepotential of the learners. In the same breath, we also clarify the view that creativity and innovationare truly human endeavors present in both men and women. We however acknowledge that thereare variations in men and women expression of creativity and innovation. The module thenexplores the role of creativity and innovation in advancement of professions, research, academicpursuits, leadership and development. Finally the module concludes with a section on ethicalissues in creativity and innovation. This provides a framework within which we can assesscreativity and innovation from the perspective of what is good, desirable and worthwhile forsociety.
VINCENT NDEGE0723736603We hope that you will find this module exciting, educative, and engaging. We also hope that itprovokes your mind so that you can relentlessly pursue and actualize your creative and

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