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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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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 wee h G

May 3, 2020

great insight and interesting example, strongly recommended.

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.

By Mostafa G A

Jun 16, 2020

it was really a good experience by this course thank you

By Dr. S U

Jun 10, 2020

Excellent sessions, Videos, Explanations and assignments

By Sujith R

May 17, 2020

Sort & sweet course for improving the creative thinking

By Vilvaraja S

May 13, 2020

interesting reading materials available glad i did this

By José A A I

Apr 27, 2020

This course gave me another perspective about my life.

By Oladipo B O

Sep 6, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. It was worth the time.

By Suharsa A P

Aug 6, 2020

really something different for develop my creativity

By Aaron S

Jul 7, 2020

Fun and engaging gets one out of their comfort zone.

By Vishal k M

Jun 29, 2020

Very good course, it improved learning capabilities.

By Deleted A

Apr 27, 2020

Good course to think diversely. Thank you Coursera.

By Briana A R D

May 21, 2021

I really enjoyed the course, I totally recommend it

By Himani

May 7, 2020

It pushed me to think and assignments were creative

By Kati H

Apr 29, 2020

I was so amazed how i learned about myself so much!

By Srishti R

Apr 22, 2020

I enjoyed the entire process of thinking creatively