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Creativity and Critical Thinking

  • Class 30
  • Practice 15
  • Independent work 45
Total 90

Course title

Creativity and Critical Thinking

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Lecturers and associates

Course objectives

Enable students to apply creative analytical techniques aimed at raising the level of their creativity and innovation in business environment. Apart from generating a pool of innovative ideas, creative analytical techniques will help students solve business problems ina a new and constructive way. Enable students to apply basic concepts of critical thinking and logical reasoning aimed at reducing the impact of irrational and subjective reasoning, biases, fallacies, and heuristics in making inferences and business decisions.


Creativity - what and why; obstacles to creativity and creative blocks; heuristics and biases; creative thinking techniques; logic and reasoning; fallacies; critical thinking.

Required reading

Course handbook prepared and printed by Algebra University College

Additional reading

1. Michalko, M. (2006): Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques, 2nd edition, Ten Speed Press
2. Higgins, J. M. (2005): 101 Creativev Problem Solving Techniques: The Handbook of New Ideas for Business, New Management Pub Co., Revised edition
3. Paul, R.; Elder, L. (2013): Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life, 2nd edition
4. Damer, E. T. (2008): Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practcal Guide to Fallacy-Free Argument

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Critically asses instinctive mental features.
  • Recommend ways of solving business problems using structured creativity techniques.
  • Recommend ways of solving business problems using unstructured creativity techniques.
  • Assess validity and soundness of arguments, and the strength of conclusions.
  • Critically asses the critical thinking concept.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Evaluate reasons for applying creative thinking techniques.
  • Critically assess application of structured creativity techniques in solving business problems.
  • Critically assess application of unstructured creativity techniques in solving business problems.
  • Compare various types of logical reasoning.
  • Evaluate the methodological framework for analysis and critique.
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