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Creative Thoughts


The Basics

What is Creativity?

An ability individuals possess that allows them to develop new and imaginative ideas regarding processes, products or materials.

What is Creative Thinking?

Creative thinking is the capacity to generate many different kinds of ideas, manipulate ideas in unusual ways and make unconventional connections in order to outline new possibilities that have the potential to elegantly meet a given purpose.

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)


Torrance's Four Elements of Creativity

  • Number of new ideas - Creative Fluency

  • Variety of creative ideas - Creative Flexibility

  • Uniqueness of ideas - Originality

  • Details of ideas - Elaboration


Why is Critical Thinking important?


In a VUCA world, characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, our work demands that we come up with creative solutions to diverse problems quickly. Developing our Creative Thinking will help us to find more and better solutions, by pushing us to explore new points of view and create connections and adaptions that were previously invisible to us.

How can The Soft Skills Workspace help you?

Courses (TBC)

  • Creative Thinking: An overview

  • Innovation

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Take part in the debate. What are your opinions about the following:

  • What is creative thinking?

  • Why is creative thinking important in the workplace?

  • What types of creative thinking are there?

  • What techniques and methods exist that can help me to be a better creative thinker?

  • What should be included in a course on creative thinking?


Upskill yourself with our courses in Creative Thinking. Each course takes an in-depth look at an aspect of creative thinking.

Courses include the following:

  • Video Tutorials

  • Course Material

  • Discussion sessions

  • Self-completion Tests

  • Resources Links

  • Access to online classes

Courses in Development (TBC)

  • Creative Thinking: An introduction

  • Innovation

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