The CIBIS creativity training package Boost your C®Σ@T!V!TY [creativity] has been produced on a scientific basis to help enhance students’ creative skills. The content is particularly relevant to courses in high school and higher education concerned with innovation, design, architecture and the visual arts, but it can also be used in languages and social science to stimulate and integrate creative thinking in an exploratory, experimental and interdisciplinary manner.
The teaching package contains a variety of exercises and activities that can be used individually or be combined in modules to explore creative thinking. The teaching package is built on three themes that are central in current creativity research: 1. Ideation, 2. Sources of inspiration and 3. Constraints. Knowledge of these three themes is an important foundation for developing and enhancing creativity skills in both individual and collaborative creative processes.
The teaching package is comprised of two parts. The first part, Instructions for the teacher, contains a general introduction as well as a comprehensive introduction to each of the three themes with concrete suggestions for activity modules and selected references for further reading. The second part, Teaching materials, contains a compendium of 29 practical exercises pertaining to the three themes, as well as an introductory slide show for each theme.
The teaching package is free to use for non-commercial purposes and is available for download in Danish and English, either as individual pdf files or as a complete teaching package in a single zip file.