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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

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Beginner Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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

Six Thinking Hats

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Principles of Six Thinking Hats6m
Group Application: Using the 6 Thinking Hats Tool5m
Personal Decision Making2m
Six Hats Without the Hats1m
4 readings
Introduction10m
Use of Six Hats in STEM Subjects10m
White Hat Principle10m
Red Hat Principle10m
2 practice exercises
White Hat Principle into Practice20m
Knowledge Check: Six Thinking Hats15m
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

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business. located in the heart of London. Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. Imperial students benefit from a world-leading, inclusive educational experience, rooted in the College’s world-leading research. Our online courses are designed to promote interactivity, learning and the development of core skills, through the use of cutting-edge digital technology....

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