PHL 458 PHL458

PHL 458 PHL458

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PHL 458 Week 1 Critical and Creative Thinking in Society Short Essays

Write 150 to 200 words on each of the following topics: (your text is a great source for helping with these topics)

Describe a situation of public interest in which critical and/or creative thought could have been used for a better outcome. Describe why it is important to think critically and creatively in similar situations.

Define free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion. Explain how we use them to form thoughts. What role does each play in critically assessing situations?

Identify three hindrances to the critical thinking process. Determine methods for overcoming these hindrances. Identify a time in which you experienced a hindrance in critical thinking. Describe a method you could use to overcome the hindrances.

Identify a message in advertising. Describe how you perceive the message of the advertisement. Try to determine the reality of the advertisement. Distinguish between your perception and the reality of the message.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. This is only One paper, not Four!!

PHL 458 Week 2 Creative Spark Talk Analysis

Review the entire list of talks listed in the Materials section for this assessment.
Select one talk that is of interest to you and watch it in its entire length.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary of the salient points made in the talk and its supporting details that catch your interest.
Indicate the name and position of the speaker and the location and year of the talk in your summary.
Conclude your summary with a reflection of the following:

How the talk’s content illuminates some of the stages of creativity

How the topic of the talk relates to the concepts of imagination and curiosity

How some of the points made in the talk might apply to your personal experience and benefit society as a whole

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

PHL 458 Week 2 Think Differently Exercise

In 1997, Apple, Inc. supported its “Think Different” marketing campaign with a 1-minute commercial featuring black-and-white footage of 17 iconic 20th-century personalities. The commercial was conceptualized by the Los Angeles-based advertising agency TBWA/Chiat/Day.
Watch the one minute commercial at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjgtLSHhTPg
this commercial is also known as the “Crazy Ones”.
Identify the 17 individuals shown in the background and, as a team, discuss the following questions:

What did each of the individuals contribute to the world?

How was each of these contributions rooted in creative thinking; that is, how did each change existing paradigms of seeing or experiencing the world?

Are there defining characteristics shared among all or most of the individuals?

What is the value of imagination and thinking outside the box with regard to their contributions?

As you write your summary do not specially state what each individual did to change society but do you see any similarities in their characteristics. For instance, we could determine similarities in Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi and others highlighted in this commercial.
Summarize your findings in a 350- to 700-word word paper.
Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.

PHL 458 Week 3 Evaluating Truth and Validity Exercise

Select three of the scenarios in the Applications list 12.2 (a.-y.) at the end of Ch. 12 in The Art of Thinking.
Apply the following in 350 to 500 words for each scenario:

Evaluate each argument, using the 4-step process described on p. 218, regarding soundness of reasoning (truth and validity).

Explain your assessment and add alternative argumentation where necessary.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

PHL 458 Week 3 Solutions Presentation

Search for problematic societal issues of public interest and pick one issue you would like to resolve.
Express the issue you found in your search. Refine your expression and include both the original and the refined version. Justify your revision.
Investigate the issue by obtaining necessary information. List the questions you must answer to understand the issue.
Conclude your investigation with a thorough explanation of the issue, including answers to each of the questions you identified.
Produce ideas toward resolving this issue. Take note of all of your initial ideas–whether you think they are ridiculous or serious is not important.
Discuss the two ideas that you think are the most imaginative, original, and positive potential solutions to the issue.
Summarize your process and initial solutions.
Refine your team’s solutions by following Ch. 12 (overcoming errors in reasoning) and Ch. 13 (refining resolutions) of the text and decide on the better of the two.
Present your refined final resolution including an implementation plan.
Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® or presentation.

Local Campus students, present your resolution process in a 10- to 15-minute presentation.

Online students, use detailed speaker notes to describe your team’s experience at each stage.

Include one or two slides on each of the following:

Original issue

Initial resolutions

Critical examination of best resolution

Evaluation of the argument

Revised argument

Refined resolution with implementation plan

PHL 458 Week 4 Famous Creative Thinkers Presentation

Review the list of names provided in the University of Phoenix Material: Creative Genius List.
Select two individuals who are famous for their creative ideas (one from each column).
Research their biographies in the University Library and/or on the Internet.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper to include the following:

Information about each of the thinker’s unique contributions to society

The problems or issues that their ideas sought to solve

A description of the solutions and how his or her ideas were implemented

Each thinker’s personal/ social/ political environments and how you think these factors contributed to their creativity

The creative process of each thinker, including any obstacles they faced, and a comparison of the creative processes underlying each individual’s work

A critique of their ideas: could they have done anything differently? How did their work fit into the existing framework of understanding in their field, and how did it advance further understanding of the field?

Include at least four academic references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

PHL 458 Week 4 Critically Thinking Through a Scenario

On or before Monday, December 12, I will post a different scenario in each team forum.

The team will collaborate and use critical thinking to decide what the best solution for their issue would be.

Together you will complete one 350-500 word ‘post’, which one member of the team will copy and paste to the Main Forum (without a title page), under the proper designated forum for your team (please start with the original scenario so your classmates know what it was). Also, post your paper to the team assignment forum (which will include a cover page with the names of only the team members who participated).

This assignment is due on Friday, December 18 , 2015).

Students from the other teams will have an opportunity to read and respond to the other team’s scenario conclusions, which will count towards participation.

Remember to use critical and creative thinking strategies in your examination of the issue.

Have fun!

PHL 458 Week 5 Persuasive Communication Presentation

Use the societal issue addressed in Week Three Learning Team assignment.
Select the most appropriate format to persuade your intended audience of the resolution to your issue. Possible formats include a political campaign, a city council proposal, an editorial article, a commercial, a radio-style podcast, a comprehensive political pamphlet, an interactive game, a website, and so forth. Focus on creativity and on solid persuasive techniques.
Explain why you chose your format for your intended audience.
Create a presentation of your message as you would present it to your intended audience. Include the following in your presentation:

Consider possible reasons your audience might reject your ideas. Address anticipated audience objections to your proposal.

Devise strategies for persuading your audience to accept your proposal and incorporate that persuasion in your presentation of the message.

Strategically organize your material to deliver your message with the ultimate effect.