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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC2264 Creativity, Work and Change

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Gregory Tidswell

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

On this module, we consider the role of creativity, innovation, branding and ethics in different kinds of organisations. It will enable you to reflect on your own relationship with creativity in relation to work and academic study, and it will involve developing a critical understanding of the role creativity and innovation play in how different organisations work to create change.


This module will introduce you to key theories of creativity and innovation in order to:
1. Enable you to reflect on your own developing relationship to creativity within academic and professional contexts
2. Help you develop an understanding of how to apply these theories to an analysis of how different organisations use creative and innovative approaches to enable change.
3. Enable you to develop an interdisciplinary approach to analysis drawing on theories and approaches from business studies, the philosophy of creativity and sociology.
The teaching will be interactive, enabling you to learn how to understand and apply theories to your own experience and to different case studies within collaborative, stimulating and creative workshops and seminars.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Explain and discuss theories of creativity and innovation
2. Reflect on their own relationship to creativity, drawing upon appropriate theories of creativity and innovation
3. Articulate how organisations use creative problem-solving to create or facilitate change
4. Critically evaluate organisations in relation to their creative problem-solving, and ethics by appropriately applying research and theory
5. Develop own ideas of creative problem solving through analysis of the organisation’s approach

Skills Learning Outcomes

The following skills from the Leeds Skills matrix are incorporated into the above learning outcomes:

1. Enterprise: reflecting on own relationship to creativity and innovation (LO 2)
2. Academic and work-ready: Critically evaluate organisations in relation to research, theory and real-world examples (LO 1, 3, 4)
3. Work-ready: Undertaking problem solving and analytic skills to assess the creative approach of an organisation and develop own ideas (LO 4 and 5)


The content may cover areas such as: - Theories of creativity and innovation – Methods of self-reflection - Different kinds of organisations such as businesses, social enterprises and charities and how they work to create change - Corporate social responsibility and ethics in organisations

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours22.00
Private study hours148.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The teaching will be interactive, allowing students to test out ideas and get feedback in the teaching sessions. In addition, students will get an opportunity to get feedback on a draft of their presentation slides and to talk through their presentation plans with one of the tutors. Further, students will practice critiquing organisations together in designated assignment guidance workshops and get feedback on their ideas. Finally, students will be able to get feedback on a partial draft of their final written work.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Oral Presentation5–7-minute presentation with visual aids & accompanying 500-word reflective piece: 2000-word equivalent35.00
Portfolio3000 words + appendices or web-based equivalent65.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 19/02/2024


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