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Using Creative Problem Solving

Learn how to solve everyday problems using creativity with this online course about hands-on Creative Problem Solving.

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Using Creative Problem Solving

Explore Creative Problem Solving for daily life and in the workplace

In a world that seems to be changing faster than ever, problem-solving skills are essential - but traditional approaches are not always enough. On this course, you’ll explore Creative Problem Solving, discovering how creativity and different approaches can help you in daily life and give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

You’ll learn through doing. You’ll be encouraged to have fun with discussions and assignments. We’ll look at how you can apply creative problem-solving skills in multiple contexts - whether at home, work, or in social situations.

What topics will you cover?

Week(1): What is Creativity

Week(2): How to Use Creativity

Week(3): Creative Problem-Solving Tools: Mind Mapping, & Synectics

Week(4): Creative Problem Solving Tools: Brain Storming, Brain Writing, Six-Thinking hats, & Design Thinking

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Solve problems creatively
  • Apply creative problem-solving skills
  • Explore creative problem solving

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to boost their confidence when it comes to creative problem-solving, you don’t need any previous experience of the topic.

What software or tools do you need?

In this course, you will be invited to post your creative projects on Padlet, an online virtual “bulletin” board, where we can collaborate, reflect, share links and pictures. We will also be using an interactive map called ZeeMaps to build our international learners community. Please don’t worry, clear instruction will be given on how to use these tools as we go along.

Who will you learn with?

Sirirat teaches creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation management. She graduated from the University of Cambridge and is now living and teaching in Taiwan. She speaks six languages.

Your Lead Instructor of the Creativity and Creative Problem Solving Course!

Who developed the course?

National Chiao Tung University

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was originally founded in Shanghai in 1896 and was re-established in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1958.

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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