Problem Solving and Creativity



This class is about exposing students to creative ideas and creative people and encouraging them to try a number of creativity methods to enhance their own creativity through study and practice. Many people think that creativity is only about highly intelligent people generating many ideas. We are all creative and just need to have average intelligence to develop this talent. We need to supplement our thinking with innovation, problem solving, and a critical review process. Having a focus, a sense of humor with minimum inhibition but with the responsibility to improve, is a key part of the creative process. We need to learn to improve and change those approaches that have been thought to be the confirmed style of doing things. We need to learn about brainstorming, synectics, morphological analysis and lateral thinking to improve our approach to creativity. Prerequisites: None.