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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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The goal of this project is to benefit children. Students involved in the Target Field Trip Extravaganza have the opportunity to realize that what they are learning in school has a link to the real world. A secondary goal of this project is to create a liaison between the Target Corporation and public education. Students who participate in this project rotate through three distinct challenges in a Target store (i.e. Needs v. Wants, Target Supermarket Sweep, and Jump on Board with the Target Designers). Students work collaboratively using critical thinking skills to solve problems. Also, students have the opportunity to debrief and make connections with their classmates after the three challenges have been completed. The entire activity takes approximately an hour and a half. This program and be evaluated by using the pre and post-assessments.