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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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World problems are becoming more complex, and as a result, there is a need for guided methodologies to tackle these through facilitation. This project contains 10 tools that were identified and described for the initial development of a facilitator’s toolkit for problems related to sustainable development. A literature review that identified common perspectives and a thinking pattern associated with sustainable development. Of the perspectives identified with sustainable development, a natural ecological perspective was taken and guided the toolkit development. Implications from this project demonstrated that the approaches found within the readings aligned with the CPS Thinking Skills Model (Puccio, et al. 2007), as a potential to be an organizational framework for tools to address sustainable development.