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Introduction to Creative Thinking (IA20010)
Credits 5 Subject Innovation Academy
Level 2 School Innovation Academy
Semester   Information Semester One and Two Module Coordinator Ms Jacinta Owens

In semester 2 we have an exciting collaboration with PwC ( which will involve us being located in their state-of-the-art premises in Spencer Dock for our block week March 11th to 15th (4.5 days Monday – Friday lunch time). In addition to the block week, this module will include two 50 minute sessions on 24th January and 25th April from 1:00-1:50. Any queries regarding these arrangements should be directed to
Through a series of exercises your creative thinking skills, problem solving skills, team-working skills, design thinking and lateral thinking abilities will be developed. Students will actively engage in developing creative solutions to problems and to critically evaluate these solutions. Throughout the process you will be introduced to techniques and tools of creative thinking, problem solving and design thinking and be encouraged to use these in all of your work. Students will also learn about teamwork and how to construct an effective team. Verbal communication of ideas will be developed through in- class presentation of solutions. Students will engage with a challenge offered by an external partner organisation on the Hosted Immersion Day during the block delivery days. No Exams: Learn by doing. Experience a completely different learning. You can view a set of short videos about the module at this link: You can find more information about the Academy at Students who complete this class will be eligible to take part in the UCD Innovation Academy/ NovaUCD Startupstars Programme, a summertime mini- incubator and training programme for student startups. Learn more at Hear about the programme from last year's participants in this video:

**Enrolment on an Innovation Academy module means a commitment to active participation and engagement, which necessitates attendance at all scheduled classes.
Please note that auditing Innovation Academy modules is not be possible**

Curricular information is subject to change