About this Course

722,046 recent views
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Understand what creative thinking techniques are

  • Comprehend their importance in tackling global challenges as well as in everyday problem-solving scenarios

  • Select and apply the appropriate technique based on the opportunity to seize or the problem to tackle

Skills you will gain

Creative ThinkingProblem SolvingCreativityBrainstorming
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

Offered by

Imperial College London logo

Imperial College London

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up96%(11,864 ratings)Info
Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to the Principles of Creativity

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 7 min), 8 readings
4 videos
Levels of Creativity3m
Creative Environments1m
Creative Environments - Part 233s
8 readings
Welcome to the course10m
Course Structure and Syllabus10m
Type of Assessments and Grading Policy15m
About Imperial College London and the Team10m
How to Be Successful in this Course10m
Glossary and Helpful Resources10m
Inspirational Reading10m
Recycled plastic will soon be the only choice10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Creativity Tools

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Brainstorming2m
8 readings
Creativity Tools10m
Top 6 Brainstorming Techniques10m
The Principles of Brainstorming10m
Flip chart10m
Post-it10m
Alphabet Brainstorming10m
Brainwriting10m
Grid Brainstorming10m
2 practice exercises
Knowledge Check: Creativity Tools20m
Knowledge Check: Grid Brainstorming20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Thinking Styles

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Principles of 6 Hats6m
Group Application: Using the 6 Hats Tool5m
Personal Counselor 2m
Different Thinking Styles Without the Hats1m
4 readings
Introduction10m
Use of Thinking Styles in STEM Subjects10m
White Hat Principle10m
Red Hat Principle10m
2 practice exercises
White Hat Principle into Practice20m
Knowledge Check: Thinking Styles15m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Morphological Analysis

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Group Application of Plot Line MA4m
3 readings
Introduction10m
Group Application10m
Morphological Analysis applied to Plot Line10m
1 practice exercise
Knowledge Check: Morphological Analysis20m

Reviews

TOP REVIEWS FROM CREATIVE THINKING: TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

View all reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:

    • The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • You will be eligible for a full refund until two weeks after your payment date, or (for courses that have just launched) until two weeks after the first session of the course begins, whichever is later. You cannot receive a refund once you’ve earned a Course Certificate, even if you complete the course within the two-week refund period. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.

  • This Course doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Course Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.