HUM-395 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Abu-Akel Ahmad

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Creativity is a highly valued human capacity, and is a catalyst of innovation. Understanding its mechanisms and how it can be enhanced has occupied both researchers and practitioners, and is an active area of research.

Content

Keywords

Creativity; Convergent Thinking; Divergent Thinking; Individual Creativity; Group Creativity; Originality; Personality; Innovation

POLY-perspective :

  • interdisciplinary perspective
  • creative perspective

https://www.epfl.ch/schools/cdh/cdhs-vision/

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Recommended courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Assess / Evaluate problems and challenges from different perspectives
  • Apply different thinking strategies in different contexts
  • Optimize problem-solving skills in a group setting

Transversal skills

  • Assess progress against the plan, and adapt the plan as appropriate.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Manage priorities.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Teaching methods

The teaching will consist of lectures and in-class discussions and challenge exercises.

 

Expected student activities

Students are expected to attend lectures, participate in the in-class discussions and challenge exercises.

 

Assessment methods

A short paper in which the student will discuss ways to enhance creativity

 

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others If students have questions, they can arrange time to meet with professor.

Resources

Bibliography

A reading list will be provided as part of the syllabus.

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Nombre de places: 60
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Building Blocks of Creativity I
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17  CM011  
17-18    
18-19  CM011  
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mercredi, 16h - 18h: Cours CM011

Mercredi, 18h - 19h: Projet, autre CM011