Workshop: Creative Thinking

23th-24th October 2024 || 23.10.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 24.10.: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. || Ulmencampus, Ulmenstraße 69, 18057 Rostock, House 3, 2th Floor, Room 321

Creativity - together with collaboration, communication, and critical thinking - is considered an essential Future Skill.
Creativity is the basis for innovation. Teresa Amabile identifies in her "Componential Theory of Creativity" (2012) domain-relevant expertise, motivation, the social environment, and creativty-
related skills as key success factors for creativity. The development of skills goes beyond knowing approaches (methods), it is about being able to choose and skilfully apply them towards different subjects in their specific contexts.
This is where the workshop comes in. Building on theoretical and methodological inputs, the focus is on practice: experimenting with creativity methods - individually and in groups - and trying out and strengthening skills of facilitation of creative thinking processes. The joint refection of insights gained provides a structure to assess aspects of choice of creativity methods and facilitation implementation. Exploring opportunities for academics to apply creative thinking in their respective fields will be part of the workshop.
The workshop is highly interactive.


Workshop goals:
Participants are familiar with the basics of creative thinking and selected creativity methods.
They are able to design and facilitate creative thinking processes in small groups.

Workshop structure:


Creative thinking

  • Introduction to creativity
  • Concept of lateral thinking
  • "What prevents us from being creative?”

Creativity methods

  • Overview
  • Practical work with selected methods
  • Reflection

Selecting and developing ideas

  • Overview
  • Practical work with selected methods
  • Reflection

My Session!

  • Reflection on personal use
  • Designing your own session


Number of participants: min. 7 - max. 12
Course language: English

Participation fee
130 € (Members of the Graduate Academy Rostock can use their virtual member budget to cover the course fees.)

Hilke Ebert (lecturer)
organized by S32 Graduate Academy Rostock || gradauni-rostockde

For further information please visit the website of Graduate Academy Rostock.

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