Personal creativity is a valuable resource for individuals and teams involved in all industries. It is useful for artists, writers, and students, but also in business and science. This course is designed to serve the interest and needs of all these endeavors and more.
This course offers several creative tools with explanations of how to utilize them. Creativity is an elusive concept, but it can be nurtured and developed. These eleven lessons look at creativity from every possible angle. Prompts to inspire creative ideas are included along with exploration of broader concepts central to creative work.
Naturally creative people will be assisted in reaching their full potential and anyone at any level of creativity can develop the skills to generate more and better ideas. Vertical and lateral thinking are explained including many useful applications for both.
The lessons detail the skills needed to utilize observation, imagination, and abstracting. The process of forming patterns, using analogies, and accessing body thinking are laid out in ways that are easy to understand and use. Mental tools are fully explored, but also emotional tools such as aesthetics and empathizing. These concepts are combined in ways that make for the best possible uses for all types of people in all professions. The course also looks at logic and reason from the standpoint of incorporating creative ventures. After these eleven lessons, users will have a vast resource of tools and processes for developing personal creativity. Each lesson also has brief quizzes to assist with recalling and reviewing key points of the lessons before moving on. There is no other course or resource that takes as extensive of a look at creativity and its uses as this one.
Lesson 1: What is Personal Creativity? The Basis of Personal Creativity.
Lesson 2: What are the Creative Tools?
Lesson 3: Vertical Thinking
Lesson 4: Lateral Thinking
Lesson 5: Using Creative Tools
Lesson 6: More Creative Tools
Lesson 7: Observing, Imagining, and Abstracting
Lesson 8: Forming Patterns, Analogizing, and Body Thinking
Lesson 9: Empathizing, Dimensional Thinking, and Modeling
Lesson 10: Playing, Transforming, and Synthesizing
Lesson 11: Measuring Creativity
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