“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things”.
This course is a very popular course and forms part of the Inspirational Skills course for 13-15 year olds.
Whatever subject you currently study (IB, IBGCSE, GCSE) at school or whatever country you study in this course will help you become a leader by thinking “outside the box”. Through exciting workshops in teams and classes lead by interesting and dynamic tutor students will learn to maximise their creative and innovation skills.
This course will teach 13-15 year olds how to become more creative and become more confident with their ideas and how to communicate and instill this confidence in others.
Whether you enjoy Science (Maths, Physics, Biology ect), English, Creative Writing, Engineering, Law, Medicine at school - this Creativity and Innovation course will be useful in developing your skills in your chosen subject further. This course will help you in your future studies and develop skills not taught in traditional school lessons. It will be an invaluable tool in your mind for your future studies.
"Innovation is a tool for success and entrepreneurship."
Creativity is marked by the ability to create, bring into existence, to invent into a new form, to produce through imaginative skill, to make something new. Creativity is not the ability to create out of nothing (only God can do that), but the ability to generate new ideas by combining, changing, or reapplying existing ideas. Some creative ideas are astonishing and brilliant, while others are just simple, good practical ideas that no one seems to have thought of yet. Students in this course are taught how to utilize their creative ability and how to re-awaken and be highly committed to creativity.
Students in this course will learn the ability to accept change and newness, a willingness to play with ideas and possibilities, a flexibility of outlook, the habit of enjoying the good, while looking for ways to improve it. We are socialized into accepting only a small number of permissible or normal things, like chocolate-covered strawberries, for example. The creative person realises that there are other possibilities like peanut butter and banana sandwiches, or chocolate-covered prunes. Students through exciting workshops will learn that creativity and innovation is also a process. A creative and innovative person works hard and continually to improve ideas and solutions, by making gradual alterations and refinements to their works.
Innovation requires a fresh way of looking at things, an understanding of people, and an entrepreneurial willingness to take risks and to work hard. Students will learn in this afternoon course and fun workshops the principals and how to think and innovate. Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one.
Applications of Creativity and Innovation skills
- competing for the future
- talent development
- new products and services
- team building
- culture change
- organizational effectiveness
- leadership development
- business performance
- Demystifying creativity: What is it? What is the difference between creativity and innovation? What are the characteristics of creative people? How can you learn to be more creative?
- A Whole-Brain Thinking approach to creativity and innovation
- Creativity Principles and practices derived from business, art, and science
- How to Formulate Ideas, evaluate ideas, create prototypes, test, and turn ideas into action.
- A Ten Step Framework for Creativity and Innovation, based on classic creative problem-solving and design-thinking
- Design Thinking applied to innovation strategy
The class will be divided into small groups and students will be exposed to fun and innovative workshops. Whether the student has in interest in Creative Writing, Film, Science and Engineering, or Enterpreneurship the student will learn how to harness their creativity and innovation skills in tried and tested fun lessons.
Small teams workshops and presentations on innovation and creativity will include:
- innovative individual
- innovative company
- innovative movie / game
- sustainable innovation
- innovation in business
- innovation in art
- innovation in architecture
- innovative nation
- innovation in science
- innovation in engineering