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Creative and Critical Thinking


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Course length

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Course level: Graduate

This course challenges the student to become a creative scholar, practitioner, leader and problem-solver and to begin the process of personal transformation by questioning assumptions and traditional patterns of thinking. Throughout the course, students demonstrate characteristics of creative and critical thinking in individual and collaborative situations. Competencies: Actualize theory and practice to cultivate personal and group learning. Integrate critical and creative processes to initiate lifelong development as a scholar-practitioner-leader. Develop a scholar-practitioner-leader voice to communicate across boundaries. Engage in ethical, inclusive, and empathic behaviors to continuously evolve the doctoral learning community. Apply research-based reflective processes to understand individual and shared epistemological and ontological positions.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Critical Reflection, Critical Reading, and Identification of Bias in Self and Others

Critical Thinking and Scholarly Writing: Analysis, Evaluation, and Synthesis

Design Thinking in Action

Design Thinking in Action

Applying Design Thinking to Voice as a Scholar-Practitioner-Leader


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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Transfer Credits

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

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