• Students take risks, explore multiple possibilities, challenge the status quo, and seek to continually improve processes and products. They deliberate through a design process to solve problems and act on creative ideas.

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    • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming, divergent & convergent thinking).
    • Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts.
    • Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas.
    • View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small success and frequent mistakes.
    • Act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the field in which the innovation will occur.
    • Supporter of the arts

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