Creativity laboratory

Course Description

In this course students will gain experience of dealing with different viewpoints and methods, by joint participation in critical analysis and creative synthesis with students from other schools of University of Zagreb. This is an important skill to master the demanding project tasks that involve a high level of creativity. Participation development models in course are the exercise for the application in creative professional practice. Course leaders, lecturers and tutors in project development are from different schools, and that to encourage taking a different perspectives to perceive the problem and to understand the creative possibilities of innovation.

General Competencies

Participating in the course student will be able to: - respond in active and innovative way to an unfamiliar environment; - collect and critically asses information in an interdisciplinary context; - implement the art of dialogue; - actively participate in the transformation of the group into a team; - build a culture of trust in other people's expertise; - demonstrate initiative and lead a heterogeneous team; - implement creative synthesis of project tasks throughout all phases of project life cycle; - enter into the risk of new creative ideas and induce the process of change; - conceptualize the technology needed for the production and implementation of projects; - analyze contexts, observe the problem, creative set up a project brief and communicate with the key stakeholders and public; - produced the sustainable project.

Learning Outcomes

  1. respond in active and innovative way to an unfamiliar environment;
  2. collect and critically asses information in an interdisciplinary context
  3. apply the art of dialogue;
  4. actively participate in the transformation of the group into a teamparticipate in the transformation of the group into a team
  5. demonstrate initiative and lead a heterogeneous team
  6. practice creative synthesis of project tasks throughout all phases of project life cycle
  7. enter into the risk of new creative ideas and induce the process of change
  8. choose the technology needed for the production and implementation of projects

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures and project based learning within heterogeneous team.

Exams

Oral presentation on finished projects and discussion on lessons learned in key stages of project development.

Other

Work within heterogeneous team.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Comment: Percent of Grade
Seminar/Project 0 % 70 % 0 % 70 %
Final Exam: Oral 30 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Course introduction - creativity, cooperation idea and project devolopment
  2. Experience, Perception, Variables and Art
  3. Material and Symbolic culture
  4. Tehnology and Congnition
  5. Music composition as creative tool
  6. Physics approach to a problem
  7. Project Development
  8. Creating a project task and methodology
  9. Brainstorming
  10. Team work
  11. Team work
  12. Team work
  13. Team work
  14. Team work
  15. Final presentation

Study Programmes

University graduate
Computer Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Computer Science (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Information Processing (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)
Wireless Technologies (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (1. semester) (3. semester)

Literature

Pink, D (2006.), A Whole New Mind: Why Rigt-Brainers Will Rule the World, Riverhead Trade;
Kahnema, D (2011.), Thinking, Fast and Slow, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Tina Seelig (2011.), inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity, Harper Collins
Nickerson, R.S (1998.), Enhancing Creativity, u: Sternberg, R.J. (ur.), Handbook of Creativity, Cambridge University Press
Lehrer, J. (2012.), Imagine: How Creativity Works, Houghton Mifflin

Grading System

ID 127201
  Winter semester
2 ECTS
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
14 Lecturers
0 Exercises
20 Laboratory exercises

General

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable