Boosting Creative Thinking and Problem Solving - Amsterdam
Available in: Rome, Ghent, Amsterdam, Curaçao, Prague
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Contemporary education increasingly focuses on teaching how to generate new ideas and critically address problems. Accordingly, creativity is quickly taking hold in the educational domain. Yet, it remains subject to serious misconceptions, which consider it as the stroke of genius of gifted individuals, or as an innate capacity.
The course will challenge these conceptions by illustrating many strategies to nurture, train, and ultimately improve creativity. By its end, participants will be definitely convinced that creativity implies tinkering with tools, assessing the results, making tweaks, and ultimately visualizing the idea emerging from this endeavor.
Participants will practice many methods to generate new ideas across a variety of tasks and domains. By focusing on how creative thinking works rather than seeing it as an outcome, they will realize that creative thinking is a process that can be scaffolded by tools and external structures.
Course participants will learn to use some of the most famous tools in the field of innovation for boosting creative thinking. They will discover different techniques to scaffold problem-solving, come up with new solutions, create stories and narratives, nurture imagination, and visualize non-existing realities. Moreover, they will devolve time to experiment with these techniques in idea-generation, storytelling, as well as concept-art.
Participants will also learn how to lead their students to adopt these tools as an individual practice as well as a collective process during daily classroom interactions.
Hitting the new challenges raised by our society, not only the course will help participants embed creativity in the curriculum, but it will also nurture their students with a new way of thinking, addressing problems, and creating solutions.
Besides being at the core of rapidly growing disciplines – such as design, communication, technology development, and the arts – acquiring these abilities will also crucially scaffold students’ intellectual and personal development.
Continue reading: Discover the learning outcomes and the tentative schedule of this course.
Course category: Creativity and Soft Skills
Creativity and Soft Skills: By fostering critical thinking and communicative abilities, an educator can develop better relationships with students, colleagues, and students’ parents, thus obtaining higher learning outcomes. If you want to expand both your creative thinking and storytelling skills, you should check out our Creativity and Soft Skills courses. They can help you design stimulating activities which aim to promote entrepreneurship and collaboration among your students.
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