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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Creative Problem Solving by University of Minnesota

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About the Course

This course deals directly with your ability for creativity which is a critical skill in any field. It focuses on divergent thinking, the ability to develop multiple ideas and concepts to solve problems. Through a series of creativity building exercises, short lectures, and readings, learners develop both an understanding of creativity and increase their own ability. This course will help you understand the role of creativity and innovation in your own work and in other disciplines. It will challenge you to move outside of your existing comfort zone and to recognize the value of that exploration. This course will help you understand the importance of diverse ideas, and to convey that understanding to others. The principal learning activity in the course is a series of "differents" where you are challenged to identify and change your own cultural, habitual, and normal patterns of behavior. Beginning with a prompt, e.g. "eat something different", you will begin to recognize your own = limits and to overcome them. In addition, you are encouraged to understand that creativity is based on societal norms, and that by it's nature, it will differ from and be discouraged by society. In this course, the persistence of the creative person is developed through practice. At the same time, these exercises are constrained by concerns of safety, legality, and economics, which are addressed in their creative process....

Top reviews


Jan 17, 2021

I really enjoyed this course, it was very informative and easy to follow. The videos were clear and the graded sections were great. The course as a whole was enjoyable and would recommend to others.


Mar 1, 2016

SO INTERESTING AND FUN. Have you ever took a stranger'S secret and propose another stranger to take that secret in exchange of one of his? This course is an opportunity to do crazy stuff like that!

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By Metaxakis E

May 25, 2020

An amazing course, very interesting and educational. Thanks a lot

By Abu M Z R

Jan 23, 2016

It is very effective. A lots of things to learn from this course.

By Cheryl C

Oct 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the lecture, Professor Brad Hokanson, PhD.

By Dulce M P R

Aug 20, 2020

Muy buen curso, impulsa a la acción y despierta el conocimiento.


May 6, 2020

Always stop and think then do it before any thing you have do it

By Mustafa S A E

Apr 13, 2020

I love this course, very creative and made me explore new ideas.

By Ernesto R

Mar 22, 2020

A good course to help You improve creativity in a practical way.

By Sandip C

Aug 27, 2020

The course was very good and i have learnt many things from it.

By Nabin C

Jul 29, 2020

superb learning platform, everyone should learn this course !!!

By Jeremy W

May 10, 2020

Love it, it is very great course to learn. Earned a lot.


By Rafi A H

Jul 8, 2020

The course will give you the way to enlarge your work ability.

By Joachim S

Nov 16, 2021

Great amount of theory and useful tools. Well done. /Joachim


Jan 23, 2021

Thank you from the heart

It was a very, very wonderful course


Jun 24, 2020

Nice experience in crossing all tasks and concepts, Thank You

By Sridhara S S K 2

Nov 13, 2022

This is an amazing course for creativity and problem solving

By goh w h

May 3, 2020

great insight and interesting example, strongly recommended.

By Joaquín E N H

Apr 10, 2022

A beatiful experience trough creativity.! Congratulations!

By Elvira L

Jun 15, 2020

Fun creative assignment to enhance your divergent thinking!

By Kristine V

May 31, 2020

I improve my creative skills here and I really learn a lot.

By Muhammad Y A

May 12, 2020

This course is awesome and enhancing problem solving skills

By Emmanuel E

May 9, 2020

Very lovely course. Self paced and fun. Really learnt alot.

By Andisha

Nov 29, 2021

this was a thought provoking course with great interaction

By Diogo C d R

Oct 20, 2015

Very good! Nice insghts about cretivity in a pratical way.

By Pooja J

Aug 18, 2021

Great learnings with diffrent perspective of creativity!

By Jared A

Jul 8, 2020

I am thankful for this course. It really helped me grow.