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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.

Jul 21, 2020

Great course. It was really a great experience to take this course.\n\nI developed the insight into creativity and will definitely implement in my everyday life.\n\nThanks for such a great course.

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By Davina A B

Apr 1, 2020

Really enjoyable and just the right level of challenge to earn certificate.

By Victor R P

Apr 28, 2020

Really good materials, conductors and exercises to trigger our creativity

By Alexandra K

Jan 4, 2021

This was such an interesting and enjoyable course to take up! Thank you!

By Daniel T M

Sep 27, 2020

The course is well organized and highly informative. Thank you very much

By Badr A

Nov 20, 2015

High incentive, productive, informative, scientific, and unique course

By Christian M

Sep 9, 2020

Optimal for persons interested in add their value to the marketplace.

By Sudhakar R S

Jun 15, 2020

Course is very good & motivated for day to day life problem solving.

By Alberto S M

May 26, 2020

Thank you so much for making me find and develop my own creativity!

By Pramod G

Apr 17, 2020

it was really helpful and looking forward for new course ,Thank You

By Poramate B

May 22, 2020

Excellent! This course help me think differently than ever before.

By Mahmudul H K

May 7, 2020

It was an amazing course i have learned a lot through this course.

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.

By Wael A

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 Šâñđÿ Č

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 Chill B

Jul 8, 2020

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


Jan 23, 2021

Thank you from the heart

It was a very, very wonderful course

By K V

Jun 24, 2020

Nice experience in crossing all tasks and concepts, Thank You

By goh w h

May 3, 2020

great insight and interesting example, strongly recommended.