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Unlocking The Creative Brain: Develop and Teach Skills For Creative Thinking
Discover the neuroscience of creativity
Creativity is an extremely important skill but it can be difficult to explain and to teach others. There is a science to it though, and we can link research into the brain’s functions to the creative process.
On this course from CQ University, you’ll learn the science behind creativity and how you can teach others to be more creative.
Foster your own creative practice
Before you can cultivate creativity in others, you need to understand your own creative process and how creative thinking is developed.
You’ll start by delving into the neuroscience of creativity, using the latest research and insights about how our brains actually work and connecting this to your own process.
By analysing the principles of creativity, you’ll compare convergent and divergent thinking and discover how to think outside the box and foster creative solutions to problems.
Build the skills to teach creativity to others
Innovative and creative thinking is often thought of as a natural gift that can’t be taught, but that isn’t true. Creativity can be nurtured and developed, it just takes the right tools and techniques.
On this course, you’ll look at the brain processes surrounding creative thinking and how you can teach others to tap into them. You’ll also explore the importance of collaboration in creativity and the ways that you can use this in the classroom.
By the end of the course, you will be better equipped to foster your own creative practice and teach others how to be more creative.
- Creative thinking
- Convergent and divergent thinking
- The neuroscience of creativity
- Brain processes, collaboration
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Define and explain the concept of creativity
- Classify the neuroscientific principles that underpin the creative process
- Apply insights from neuroscience to be more creative and foster creativity in others
- Define the four steps of the classicly defined creative process
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for managers, consultants, educators, and project leaders that want to cultivate creativity as a core skill in themselves and their teams.
Who developed the course?
CQUniversity is Australia’s leading regional university.
Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences and project-based learning. Our commitment to making real-world knowledge and skills accessible to all has seen us being awarded global recognition. We are ranked among the top 2% of Universities in the world.
World rankingTop 500Source: QS World University Rankings 2020
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