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Creativity In Research
Course Description:

This session will help you learn a range of techniques that you can practice in order to become a more creative researcher. You will have a better understanding of the current research in this area and how to apply it in a University setting.

The course will cover the innovation value chain and where creative blockages occur; reflective exercises aiming to assist with recognizing what constitutes creative environments, a range of techniques from the creativity literature; a discussion on how to remove blocks to the creative process; and a focus on how to apply creative techniques within a University research setting.

The course will be of value to researchers who want to increase the number of good ideas they generate and lead teams to collaboratively solve problems with creative solutions.

"The course was very useful; I go away with several tools to really change the way I do things." Feedback from past participant


This session will cover:

  • Behaviours of creative people
  • Innovation value chain
  • Techniques to boost creativity
  • Creating creative environments
  • Overcoming barriers to creativity

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand common blockages to creativity
  • Apply a variety of techniques to promote creativity in research
  • See problems from different angles
  • Adapt creativity skills to your research problem
Intended Audience:
Research Staff
Target Audience: UCL Research Staff Only
28/02/2022 - 28/02/2022  (Enrol between 04/01/2022 and 24/02/2022) Enrol

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