The Creative Thinking Course

Learn to harness the power of your creativity
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • There is a workbook included in the course that you should download before viewing the first lesson.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • 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.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

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.

Section 2: The Basics of Creative Behavior

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


A fundamental behavior to enable us to explore more widely.


A fundamental behaviour to enable us to manage our choices


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

Section 3: Clarifying the Problem

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


Seeing problems in a more positive way


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


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


Not all problems require creative solutions

Section 4: Generating Ideas

A tool for creating / gathering ideas


A tool for creating / gathering more ideas


A tool for creating / gathering even more ideas


A tool for creating / gathering still more ideas


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

Section 5: Developing your Ideas

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


A tool for developing ideas into workable and valuable solutions

Section 6: Planning for Action

A system for planning to implement a solution

Section 7: Review

A review of the key concepts.

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Instructor Biography

Knowinnovation Inc, Accelerating Scientific Innovation

Knowinnovation facilitates scientific innovation around the world. Over the last decade the company's staff have work with organizations such as NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), Intel, Google, the United Nations, Procter & Gamble, and numerous universities around the world.

A big part of the organization's work is focused on developing the personal creativity of scientists, and managers. We firmly believe that everyone is creative - sometimes it just takes a little effort to bring that creativity to light!

Courses hosted by Knowinnovation are run by our crew of creative specialists, whose information can be found on our website.

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