This is the first FutureLearn course I’m taking, it’s been created by Central Queensland University. I want to understand how to encourage creative thinking in classes, particularly when with EAP students, children and teenagers as teaching creative thinking is becoming more of a feature in mainstream education. This is a very short course. It is asynchronous and learning is evaluated by short, simple test. It’s currently under £20 to access many a lot of FutureLearn courses.
The course seeks to define ‘creativity’ and explore its use in daily life. It looks at the neuroscience of creativity, the processes involved and touches on how to encourage the use of those processes.
It’s a useful introduction to the general principles of effective thinking but doesn’t give much practical advice in terms of classroom practices.