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

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623 reviews

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 Md. T N

May 6, 2020

This course is amazing. But I think some thing should be updated.

By Juan D G G

May 7, 2020

Me gusto el curso pero siento que tiene potencial para ser mejor


Jun 19, 2020

It would be nice if the lecturer didn't read what he's saying.

By Andri A

Jul 24, 2020

it was fun.

a lot of knowledge that we can take in this course.

By Paul H

Dec 28, 2015

Presentation is a little dull, bit the content is really good!

By Khawla J

Jun 1, 2020

An interesting course, that provide you different activities.

By Win K K

Jul 25, 2020

I do believe that this course is fun and easy to understand.


Nov 2, 2020

it was interesting and enhancing my ways to solve problems!

By Rahul B

May 4, 2020

They actually encouraged me to do stuff that i never did

By bashar o

Sep 23, 2020

was a good class for every one want to be Creativity

By Kanak T

Jun 11, 2020

Well designed course.I really became more creative.

By Dawn R

Jun 5, 2020

Really made me aware of how creative I could be.

By Yadira P

Feb 10, 2021

Helpful tools for reevaluating my creativity.

By Kha T V

Apr 28, 2020

Good course with some interesting activities.

By Madina A

May 19, 2020

Good but it needs some updates/ renovations

By Hudoykul H

Apr 12, 2021

nothing specific for the description...

By Sanju H

Oct 29, 2020

Helped in developing creative thoughts

By Pritam P

Aug 3, 2020

Nice learning. Think outside the box.


Apr 25, 2021

I liked it felt something different.

By ramy

Nov 25, 2020

Good Course....I enjoyed my learning

By Jennifer G

Sep 7, 2017

Fun class and liked the project DSD.

By Harishankar

Jun 6, 2020

Little bit boring, but interesting.

By antonioli l

Sep 4, 2020

importance of divergent thinking

By Sanpob P

May 3, 2020

creativity upgrades. Good course

By Maha K A A A B

Jul 16, 2020

Loved it it was something new