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Creative Problem Solving   

Creative Problem SolvingABOUT THIS 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.

Estimated Learning Time:  13 hours

SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN:

Research and Design

Entrepreneurship

Creativity

INSTRUCTORS

Course Instructor PhotoBrad Hokanson, PhD
Professor
College of Design

Course Instructor PhotoJody Nyboer, PhD
Instructor
School of Design, Syracuse University

 

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Fee: $59.00
 

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