Final Project Creativity Statement
In preparation for your final project, each potential Master Trainer must create a Creativity Statement outlining the manner in which the syntheses of knowledge and teaching skills will be demonstrated. This can be done, creatively, in a manner that outlines your desired goals and objectives. To formulate your goals and objectives determine:
- Gaps in, and understanding of, knowledge of ethics and integrity;
- Any attitudes you desire to develop or modify; and,
- How you anticipate utilizing newly attained knowledge and skills inside and outside the classroom, personally and professionally.
The Creativity Statement should be developed and posted on the Final Project page prior to the completion of Module 1 and should include the following overarching objectives:
- Demonstrate the ability to teach ethics utilizing the problem based learning strategy;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between ethics and integrity;
- Demonstrate an understanding of how morals and the law relate to one another;
- Indicate the impact ethical behavior has on successful policing;
- Demonstrate depth of knowledge relative to the theories of ethics and integrity, ethical frameworks, decision making, and critical thinking through the application of concepts to solve ethical dilemmas;
- Examine cultural influences and how they relate to the ability to engage residents in the process of community policing;
- Explain how morals and the law relate to one another;
- Apply Kohlberg’s six stages of moral development as it applies to policing;
- Identify factors that lead to unethical behavior; and,
- Identify one’s own decision making processes.
These objectives compliment the Course Rubric as well as the objectives identified in each module. Remember, as you craft your learning objectives, they can be stated using measurable, intended learning outputs or outcomes which describe the totality of the material experienced through the demonstration of the acquired knowledge, skills and abilities.