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PY5401 - Leadership, Creativity, and Innovation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Contemporary leadership theory and practice emphasises the need for leaders to be creative problem solvers and to facilitate innovation by members of their team. This is in no small part due to the well-established linkage between innovation and performance across a variety of domains. These needs are becoming more acute, as an increasingly volatile and unpredictable world requires applied psychological practitioners to generate creative and innovative solutions to the problems facing their clients, organisations and society at large. Viewing leadership, creativity, and innovation through the lens of psychological science, this subject provides an introduction to philosophy and practice of creative leadership while highlighting similarities and differences with other theories and approaches to leadership. The subject will also enable students to identify and describe the factors that promote and hinder creativity and innovation, and to incorporate these factors into initiatives that seek to enhance creativity and innovation in their current or future professional settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the foundational philosophies, theories and approaches associated with innovation and creative leadership;
  • Design professional or community-based interventions and initiatives to support creativity and innovation;
  • Evaluate individual and organisational performance with respect to creativity and innovation;
  • Reflect on ones own strengths and developmental needs with respect to creative leadership.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties, and attempt and submit all assessments.

Foundational knowledge and skills in psychology


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Mixed attendance
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Coord/Lect: Dr Smita Singh.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 15 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.