University of Bath

Creative thinking and problem solving (March)

Develop your ability to ask questions, to think outside the box, to see things differently and generate a wider range of possibilities.

8 Mar 20181.30pm
to
8 Mar 20184.30pm
Free

About the workshop

The key to success in research is, first of all, being able to ask the right question. Being able to interpret the data, to see new patterns, to make links between the not-so-obvious associations are skills that are developed to provide new and creative answers to your research challenges. During this workshop we will begin to develop your ability to ask questions, to think outside the box, to see things differently and generate a wider range of possibilities. We will use a range of techniques including group discussion, group activities and targeted exercises to develop your creative thinking and problem solving skills. Do come ready to take away ideas for working on your own research ideas, problems or challenges and be prepared to develop some surprising possibilities.

Learning outcomes

As a result of this workshop participants will:

  • know the first step to solving a problem is to ask the right question

  • be able to use a range of techniques for stimulating creative processes

  • understand how learning styles and behaviour influence creative activity

  • have techniques to generate ideas and select solutions

  • access resources for creative thinking, problem solving and decision making