United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Creative and Innovative Thinking

when 3 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee GBP 2300

This course gives you a month to help entrepreneurs and creatives solve real problems. The course is very interactive helping you to develop your own successful creative thinking and innovative practice. You will explore prominent theories of creative thinking and assess their advantages and disadvantages, and examine the relationship between creative lateral thinking and emotional intelligence. By working on skills in creative responsibility, teamwork, and learning-by-doing, you will progress towards a creative collaborative mindset and build on your ability to take measured risks.

Course leader

Luis de Miranda and Professor Theodore Scaltsas

Course aim

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
-Display confidence in using creativity concepts and language
-Describe accurately the set of key creative thinking concepts
-Understand what is distinctive about creative thinking as opposed to other forms of thinking
-Appreciate how creative thinking is useful in analysing and improving situations
-Demonstrate how to combine creative thinking with collaborative behaviour in their environment
-Know if he or she has the entrepreneurial fibre and the courage to risk an independent creative task or job

Credits info

20 credits/10 ECTS/4 US

Fee info

GBP 2300: Accommodation is not included in tuition fees
GBP 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be announced when available on the summer school website

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