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Mon 20 Jan 2020
10:00 - 13:00

Venue: Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Solving Research Problems Creatively

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Description

While we might assume that creativity is a fixed innate ability – stereotypically leading to the creation of poems and paintings – in the context of our research, the creative thinking process that underpins creativity can be seen as a skill to be developed to solve problems large and small. Indeed, with this creative thinking process at the heart of research, research itself can be viewed as an inherently creative act.


Why this course might make a difference
The overall purpose of this intensive, practical workshop is to help you develop your creative thinking skills to help you solve research problems.


Outcomes:
With this aim in mind, the course outcomes are:

  • To give you a systematic creative-thinking process for solving problems
  • The opportunity to apply and develop a creative thinking process to a challenge in your current research
  • To explore your assumptions about your own creativity
Target audience

All graduate students.
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 20 Jan   10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03a map Dr Geraint Wyn Story
Format

Participative workshop including provision of information, discussion and practical exercises.

About the trainer

Dr Geraint Wyn Story is a freelance training consultant and founder of Cambridge Training Associates Ltd. After his postgraduate studies in Cambridge, he managed a research group in a biotech company and then moved into learning and development for researchers as one of the researcher development consultants in Cambridge. After six years he started his own business in 2014, and now trains in the higher education and corporate sectors across the world.

Duration

On three-hour session.

Frequency

This course runs once per term.

Theme
Personal Effectiveness

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