Optimising Creativity, New Ideas and Discovery
This course will help you to understand creativity and develop effective creative thinking skills using both traditional techniques and advanced modern techniques fit for the 21st century.
This is a one day course, that is one day of your study time. You can spread this over as many days as you like, but it is recommended that you aim to complete it within four weeks.
As you work through the course you will encounter tips, techniques, tools, and activities. A quiz allows you to check how well you have learnt the topic.
At the end of this course there is a fun assignment to test your understanding, and give you the opportunity to apply your new skills within your organisation. At any point you can ask for help if you need to. Completion of the assignment results in you being awarded the online course completion certificate: a web page dedicated to your achievement! You can add this to your CPD portfolio, and link to it from other web sites.
This includes references to many well known techniques for boosting creativity:
» creative thinking
» ideas generation (and evaluation);
» discovery and science
The content includes: What is Creativity?; Generating Raw Ideas; Brain-Storming; Change Hats; Metaphors Analogies and Copying; Questions; Box Thinking; Improving Ideas; Allow Time; Proactive Research; Five modern techniques for the 21st century; Discovery and Science; and Evaluation. [Note: Evaluation is covered briefly here. It is covered in greater depth in the course about innovation, in particular the innovation process.]
More importantly, you will learn modern techniques that go much further than techniques taught by other providers. Here you will learn about the limitations of traditional techniques and understand why you should adopt better techniques. You will learn about a new generic approach to creativity that is fit for the 21st century.