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WOOCS 2.2.1

Creative Problem Solving


Creative Problem Solving




Master Creative Problem Solving with Our Comprehensive Online Course

Welcome to the “Creative Problem Solving” online course! This course is designed to provide you with a fundamental understanding of creative problem-solving principles and techniques. Whether you are a student, professional, or entrepreneur, this course will equip you with the skills needed to think outside the box and tackle complex challenges effectively.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand Problem-Solving Principles: Learn the core concepts and importance of creative problem-solving.
  • Develop Creative Thinking Skills: Gain insights into various creative thinking techniques.
  • Utilise Problem-Solving Tools: Get hands-on experience with popular problem-solving frameworks and tools.
  • Generate Innovative Solutions: Learn how to brainstorm and develop innovative solutions.
  • Apply Problem-Solving in Various Contexts: Understand the practical applications of creative problem-solving across different scenarios.
  • Prepare for Advanced Studies: Get ready for advanced courses and certifications in creativity and problem-solving.

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Creative Problem Solving

  • What is Creative Problem Solving?: Understanding the basics and significance of creative problem-solving.
  • History and Evolution: How creative problem-solving techniques have developed over time.
  • Key Concepts: Divergent and convergent thinking, lateral thinking, and innovation.
  • Benefits of Creative Problem Solving: Why creative problem-solving is crucial for personal and professional success.

Module 2: Developing Creative Thinking Skills

  • Creative Thinking Techniques: Techniques such as mind mapping, SCAMPER, and Six Thinking Hats.
  • Overcoming Mental Blocks: Strategies for breaking through mental barriers and enhancing creativity.
  • Cultivating a Creative Mindset: Practices for developing a creative mindset.
  • Case Studies: Real-world examples of creative thinking.

Module 3: Problem-Solving Frameworks and Tools

  • Overview of Problem-Solving Frameworks: Introduction to frameworks like Design Thinking, TRIZ, and Lean Startup.
  • Using Analytical Tools: Techniques for using tools such as SWOT analysis, root cause analysis, and fishbone diagrams.
  • Practical Projects: Hands-on exercises to apply problem-solving frameworks and tools.

Module 4: Generating and Evaluating Solutions

  • Brainstorming Techniques: Methods for generating a wide range of ideas.
  • Idea Evaluation: Techniques for assessing and selecting the best solutions.
  • Prototyping and Testing: Steps to develop prototypes and test solutions.
  • Case Studies: Examples of successful solution generation and evaluation.

Module 5: Applying Creative Problem Solving

  • Problem Solving in Business: Applications in business strategy, marketing, and operations.
  • Problem Solving in Education: Enhancing teaching and learning through creative problem-solving.
  • Problem Solving in Personal Life: Techniques for tackling personal challenges and achieving goals.
  • Other Applications: Exploring additional fields such as healthcare, engineering, and social innovation.

Module 6: Future Trends in Creative Problem Solving

  • Emerging Techniques: New advancements and future trends in creative problem-solving.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Identifying potential challenges and opportunities in the field.
  • Continuous Learning: Resources and strategies for ongoing learning and development.
  • Case Studies: Examples of innovative problem-solving solutions and forward-thinking applications.

Course Format

This course is delivered entirely online and is self-paced, allowing you to learn at your own convenience. Each module includes:

  • Video Lectures: Engaging and informative visual content.
  • Reading Materials: Comprehensive study resources.
  • Quizzes: Regular assessments to test your understanding.
  • Practical Assignments: Hands-on tasks to apply your knowledge.
  • Discussion Forum: Interact with instructors and peers for enhanced learning.

Assessment and Certification

To successfully complete the course, you will need to:

  • Participate in all modules and complete the associated quizzes and assignments.
  • Pass a final assessment that tests your understanding of the course material.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion, which you can showcase on your CV or LinkedIn profile.

Enrolment Information

Enrol now for £300 to gain a solid foundation in creative problem-solving and start your journey towards becoming a problem-solving expert. No prior experience is required—just a keen interest in learning and enhancing your problem-solving skills. Begin your creative problem-solving adventure today!


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