Techniques of Creative Thinking
In this course, you will learn how to think creatively and develop your own creative thinking skills.
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Techniques of Creative Thinking Course Overview:
If you want to be successful in today’s business world, you need to have creative thinking skills. Many companies are now looking for employees who can think outside the box and come up with new ideas that will help them stay ahead of the competition.
In this course, you will learn how to think creatively and develop your own creative thinking skills. You will be introduced to different methods of thinking creatively, and you will have the opportunity to practice these methods yourself. By the end of the course, you should be able to apply your new skills in your personal and professional life.
What You Will Learn:
– How to generate new ideas using different methods of creative thinking
– How to evaluate ideas using different criteria
– How to implement ideas in a practical way
– How to overcome blocks to creativity
– How to develop your own creative thinking skills
1. Introduction to Creative Thinking
– What is creativity?
– The components of creativity
– The benefits of thinking creatively
2. Methods of Creative Thinking
– Lateral thinking
– Free association
– Mind mapping
– Random stimulation
– SCAMPER technique
3. Evaluating Ideas
– Why evaluate ideas?
– Different criteria for evaluating ideas
– How to choose the right criterion for each situation
4. Implementing Ideas
– Why implement ideas?
– Overcoming resistance to change
– Making ideas happen
– The role of creative thinking in problem solving
5. Developing Your Own Creative Thinking Skills
– Setting up a creative thinking environment
– Building a creative thinking habit
– Developing creative thinking skills through practice
– Resources for further development
★★★★★ “This course was very helpful in teaching me how to think creatively. I never realized there were so many different methods of thinking creatively, and I found the brainstorming exercises to be particularly useful. Overall, I enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about creative thinking.” – Rob W.
★★★★★ “I found this course to be very informative and well-organized. The instructor was also very knowledgeable and provided helpful feedback on our assignments. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about creative thinking.” – Ave T.
★★★★ “I really enjoyed this course! It was very eye-opening to learn about all the different methods of creative thinking, and I found the assignments to be very helpful in applying what I learned. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about how to think creatively.” – Maria R.
– Brainstorming: A method of creative thinking in which you generate ideas by brainstorming with a group of people.
– Lateral thinking: A method of creative thinking in which you generate ideas by looking at things from a different perspective.
– Free association: A method of creative thinking in which you generate ideas by associating words or concepts with each other.
– Mind mapping: A method of creative thinking in which you create a visual map of ideas.
– Random stimulation: A method of creative thinking in which you expose yourself to random inputs (e.g., words, numbers, images) in order to generate new ideas.
– SCAMPER technique: A method of creative thinking in which you take an existing idea and modify it in different ways (e.g., Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, Reverse).
– Criteria: A set of standards or requirements that you use to evaluate ideas.
– Problem solving: The process of finding a solution to a problem.
– Creative thinking: The ability to think outside the box and come up with new and original ideas.
A Sneak Peak from the Course
Techniques of Creative Thinking:
1. Brainstorming: This is a technique where you come up with as many ideas as possible without censoring yourself. The point is to get the creative juices flowing and to generate a lot of material that you can then sift through and choose the best ideas from.
2. Mind mapping: This is a graphical way of brainstorming where you create a map or diagram of your ideas, linking them together. This can help you to see connections between different ideas and to develop new ones.
3. Word association: This involves coming up with words or phrases related to a given word or concept. This can help trigger new ideas and associations that you may not have thought of otherwise.
4. Attribute listing: This is a technique where you take a given object or concept and list all of its attributes and qualities. This can help you to think of new ways to use or apply the thing in question.
5. Analogies: This involves thinking of things in terms of other, more familiar things. For example, you might think of a problem as being like a puzzle that needs to be solved. This can help you to see things in new ways and to come up with creative solutions.
6. Metaphors: This is similar to analogy, but instead of thinking of one thing in terms of another, you think of it as being the other thing. So, for example, you might think of a problem as being a monster that needs to be defeated. This can help you to see things in new and creative ways.
7. Visualization: This involves picturing something in your mind’s eye. For example, you might visualize a solution to a problem, or an idea for a new product. This can help you to come up with creative ideas and solutions.
8. Role-playing: This is where you pretend to be someone else, or to be in a different situation. For example, you might role-play a customer service representative dealing with a difficult customer, or a salesperson trying to sell a product. This can help you to come up with creative ideas and solutions by giving you a different perspective.
9. Brainstorming with others: This is where you get together with a group of people and brainstorm ideas. This can be a great way to generate a lot of material, and to get different perspectives on things.
10. Relaxation: This is important because it can help to clear your mind and to reduce stress. When you’re relaxed, you’re more likely to have creative ideas. So take some time to relax and let your mind wander. You never know what you might come up with!