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The Essentials of Creative and Innovative Thinking

This one-time class follows a two-pronged approach; it examines reasons why some people are not creative and innovative (the barriers and myths of creativity and innovation), as well as the factors that make individuals creative and innovative.
Dr. Mallakin MSc, PhD
84 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 6 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Aug 12

Aug 12 - Aug 19 (2 weeks)
6pm - 6:50pm

Tue Aug 16

Aug 16 - Aug 23 (2 weeks)
10pm - 10:50pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
. Identify personal thoughts and processes that prevent creative and innovative solutions.
. Engage as effective problem solvers using creative thinking skills.
. Cast problems and questions into taxonomies that enable easier, quicker, and better solutions.
. Research and apply proven techniques to increase creativity.
. Guard against mistaking myths of creativity for evidence-based creativity.
This class comes with an assignment, which includes the participants thought regarding the question below:
Your municipality declares a climate emergency. How we can reduce our waste emissions and slow climate change?
Each student will be assessed based on the following criteria:
1. The degree of engagement and participation, whether assignment and activities expected were produced and submitted on time.
2. How well they demonstrate they have understood the materials; this can be done, for example, by referencing relevant ideas and concepts, introducing supporting ideas and examples from personal experience.
3. The “quality” of their engagement: the degree to which they enrich and move the activity forward, through astute analysis, thinking outside the literal confines of the topic.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
1. Berry, I. (2016). Innovation: How to Boost your Creativity, Anticipate Trends, and Build a Successful Business.CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
2. Hunt, M. (2015). Creativity: Innovation: Simple Proven Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Creative Writing. 
3. Burkus, D. (2014). The myths of creativity: The truth about how innovative companies and people generate great ideas. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


Dr. Mallakin MSc, PhD
Lives in Canada
Educator and Researcher
84 total reviews
206 completed classes

About Me

Hello dear students and parents, thank you for visiting my profile. I am a coach, an educator, and a biomedical science researcher. I enjoy teaching different areas of the scientific field, in particular biology, chemistry, physics, and how... 
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