What is Creative Thinking?

Unit 1 introduces HE engineering teachers into creativity and creativity teaching


This topic gives a definition of creativity, phases of the creative process and examples for creative thinking.



  • Amabile, T. M. 1988. A model of creativity and innovation in organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 10: 123 –167.
  • Cropley, A. (2006). In Praise of Convergent Thinking. Creativity Research Journal, 18(3), 391-404.
  • Wolf, P. and Troxler, P. (2008). The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating—but What was the Pudding in the First Place? A Proven Unconferencing Approach in Search of Its Theoretical Foundations. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9(2), Special Issue ‘Performative Social Sciene’. Art. 41.
  • Scharmer, C. O. (2009). Theory U: Leading from the Future As It Emerges. The Social Technology of Presencing. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-­Koehler

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