creative genius semester

Modules

The semester runs from early September to late January. It consists of three course modules and a module where you do a project. The modules are as follows.

  • Creative Method. This module is organized as a course on creative processes, tools and techniques. This module is taught on both a practical and a theoretical level. You will learn how to develop and facilitate creative processes.

  • Impact. This module is organized as a course on how to make an impact in your profession - either practical or theoretical. The impact can take place in different ways. It may be a cultural, social, economical, technical, environmental or another kind of impact. This course is taught on both a practical and a theoretical level.

  • Creation of Creative Genius. This module is organized as a course that includes a practical training and a theoretical introduction to the development of creativity. The training part consists of exercises that will develop your level of creativity and originality. The theoretical part consists of an introduction to short term and long term development of creative abilities.

  • Project. During this module you do a project where you work on a problem from your own field of study. Here you get an experience of how to do a project "the creative genius way" where you apply the creative metodology you have learned during the first 3 modules.

Creative method

This module is organized as a course on creative processes, tools and techniques. This module is taught on both a practical and a theoretical level. You will learn how to develop and facilitate creative processes.

Students who complete this module...

Knowledge:

  • Must understand the concept of creativity for understanding and for development

Skills:

  • Must be able to apply creative method for developing understanding of the world (what is)
  • Must be able to apply creative method for developing potential of the world (what might be)
  • Must be able to evaluate the potential and relevance of using creative method

Competencies:

  • Must have the ability to plan and execute creative process, tools and techniques to generate ideas, thoughts and to obtain new knowledge
  • Must have the ability to validate new ideas and thoughts according to a predefined problem
  • Must have the ability to participate in a creative process

Type of instruction: Mix of workshop, practical exercises, lectures and collaborative work

Evaluation: This module is assessed through an internal individual grading according to Pass/Fail. The assessment is based on attendance in classes. Students must participate in minimum 80% of classes in order to pass this modul.

Creation of creative genius

his module is organized as a course that includes a practical training and a theoretical introduction to the development of creativity. The training part consists of exercises that will develop your level of creativity and originality. The theoretical part consists of an introduction to short term and long term development of creative abilities.

Students who complete this module...

Knowledge:

  • Must understand concepts of creative thinking style
  • Must have knowledge about enhancement of creativity
  • Must have knowledge about important factors for creativity

Skills:

  • Must be able to plan and execute strategies for enhancing own creativity
  • Must be able to plan and execute strategies for enhancing others´creativity
  • Must be able to evaluate and analyse strategies for enhancing creativity

Competencies:

  • Must have the ability to think flexible, original and fluent on command
  • Must have the ability to train own creativity 
  • Must have the ability to train others´ creativity

Type of instruction: Mix of creativity training, practical exercises, lectures, individual and collaborative work

Evaluation: This module is assessed through an internal individual grading according to Pass/Fail. The assessment is based on attendance in classes. Students must participate minimum 80% of classes in order to pass this module.

Impact

This module is organized as a course on how to make an impact in your field - either practical or theoretical. The impact can take place in different ways. It may be a cultural, social, economical, technical, environmental or another kind of impact. This course is taught on both a practical and a theoretical level.

Students who complete this module...

Knowledge:

  • Must be able to understand the social, economic and environmental impact of creative genius
  • Must have knowledge about ethics in relation to making an impact
  • Must have knowledge about how to make an impact in own field
  • Must be able to understand barriers for making an impact

Skills:

  • Must be able to plan and execute strategies for making an impact based on new ideas and/or thoughts
  • Must be able to plan and execute strategies for overcoming barriers for making an impact

Competencies:

  • Must have the ability to make an impact in relevant contexts (practical or theoretical) based on new ideas and/or thoughts

 

Type of instruction: Mix of lectures, practical exercises, individual and collaborative work

Evaluation: This module is assessed through an internal individual grading according to Pass/Fail. The assessment is based on attendance in classes. Students must participate minimum 80% of classes in order to pass this module. 

Project

During this module you do a project where you work on a problem from your own field of study. Here you get an experience of how to do a project "the creative genius way" where you apply the creative metodology you have learned during the first 3 modules.

Students who complete this module...

Knowledge:

  • Must have knowledge about the concept of creative genius
  • Must be able to understand the connection between creative method, making an impact and creation of creative genius

Skills:

  • Must be able to challenge and evaluate the development of own creativity
  • Must be able to challenge and evaluate the development of own new idea/insight
  • Must be able to challenge and evaluate the making of an impact
  • Must be able to challenge and develop a theory of own creativity

Competencies:

  • Must have abilities to understand when creative genius is applicaple
  • Must have abilities to challenge own ideas in relation to own field and to other fields

Type of instruction: Guided project development. The project consists of a number of smaller assignments. Students will work on these assignments throughtout the semester.

Evaluation: This module is assessed through internal individual oral examination.

Student from previous class say:

"I chose the Creative Genius semester to sharpen my skills within my field. I wanted to get deeper into IR theory, but from a different position than the majority of IR students. During the CG semester I learned that being creative/innovative is a skill that can be trained and utilized within all fields. Creativity/innovation is not only about letting go of known frameworks, but very much about teaching yourself boldness and focus of thought."

Read more about previous students experiences with Creative Genius here.