The Creative Thinking Course
3.8 (73 ratings)
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The Creative Thinking Course

Learn to harness the power of your creativity
3.8 (73 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
547 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2015
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Price: $49.99
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Access their innate creativity
  • Develop their creativity
  • Confidently answer the question, "Are you creative?"
  • Approach challenges with more confidence
  • Apply creative thinking skills to everyday challenges
  • There is a workbook included in the course that you should download before viewing the first lesson.

Develop your creative problem solving skills, and your ability to help others to think more creatively.

We design, and deliver, innovation workshops that focus on important global challenges. Our workshops are based on the principles of Creative Problem Solving (CPS). CPS is the oldest, and best researched, of the deliberate creative problem solving processes. This course introduces you to the fundamental principles of creative behaviour, and teaches you the same methods we use when we are working with everyone from NASA, to the Government of New Zealand.

The course is designed around a few simple ideas:

  • Everyone has the skill to think creatively
  • You can enhance this skill through practice
  • When you are developing a new skill, you need to start with the right level of difficulty. Enough so that it challenges you, but not so much that you become deflated.
  • You will need to practice the skill for a few weeks before you really notice the difference. So, please don't try to rush through the course.
Now for the most important point. You have to make time to learn. No matter how enthusiastic you are about this topic, life will get in the way. This is the main problem with online learning. It is incredibly easy to put to one side, and forget about. Don't let this happen to you. Book learning meetings with yourself, and make it a priority. None of the videos are very long, and the exercises are designed to fit in with your daily life.Course details.

The course is taught through a combination of 19 short videos (maximum 10 minutes), and guided practice. It comes with a workbook that you can fill in along with the lesson videos. Each video introduces you to a new element of the creative thinking process, and we will encourage you to apply the lesson to your normal daily routine. The videos build on each other, so over the course of a few weeks you will have learned a lot, and practiced even more!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for adults (ages 18+) interested in enhancing their creativity.
  • For young adults (ages 12-18) interested in enhancing their creative thinking skills, search Udemy for The Creative Thinking Course for Children.
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 01:43:03
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:49

An overview of both the course, and a recommended approach to developing your creative skills. Please note, the course comes with a workbook. You can download it by clicking the resources button.

Preview 03:49
+ The Basics of Creative Behavior
4 lectures 26:07

Defining “Creativity” and clarifying that we can all learn how to do it better

Preview 08:05

A fundamental behavior to enable us to explore more widely.

Delaying your Judgement

A fundamental behaviour to enable us to manage our choices

Diverging and Converging

Being curious about why things are as they are is a critical skill to creating new ideas

Problem Spotting
+ Clarifying the Problem
5 lectures 30:42

Managing our thinking process so as to ensure we aren't missing anything

Organizing a Process

Seeing problems in a more positive way

Turning Problems into Opportunities

Gathering information about a problem is not just about the cold hard facts

Facts, Feelings, and Hunches

Rephrasing problems as a questions helps to invite (multiple) constructive ideas

Problems as Questions

Not all problems require creative solutions

What Kind of Problem do You Have?
+ Generating Ideas
5 lectures 17:22

A tool for creating / gathering ideas


A tool for creating / gathering more ideas


A tool for creating / gathering even more ideas

Forced Connections

A tool for creating / gathering still more ideas

Portable Think-tank

Another tool? Can you believe that you might want to create any more ideas?

+ Developing your Ideas
2 lectures 14:06

Organizing, analyzing, prioritising many ideas so as to choose what to develop

Organizing Your Ideas

A tool for developing ideas into workable and valuable solutions

Ideas to Solutions
+ Planning for Action
1 lecture 07:29

A system for planning to implement a solution

Implementing Solutions
+ Review
1 lecture 03:28

A review of the key concepts.

Course Review