Course Details

Scientific Creativity

Event Description

 

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

Creative research is original, useful and non-obvious. It is precisely because it is non-obvious that young researchers need all the help they can get to develop this important skill. Being creative in your research will -

• Generate the new ideas, processes and products that give you a competitive edge

• Lead you to unexpected and exciting research findings

• Underpin the originality of the contributions that you need to make in your field

• Enhance all of the other skills that you develop during the early years of your career This one-day event has been designed to be an interactive experience with lots of fun exercises. You will be encouraged to engage with other young researchers in considering your own creativity and to learn how you might enhance it. The day will be spent examining some key issues, namely:

• What exactly is creativity and why is it so important?

• What have we learnt about the creative process that underlies original research?

• If creative ideas are non-obvious, where do they come from?

• How do you get fresh perspectives on familiar material?

• How to do “brainstorming” that works.

• What are the essential elements needed to build a creative team.

• How can we generate an environment that allows more people to be truly creative?

 

The Workshop will conclude with a working lunch, during which some of Queen’s most creative researchers will give you some “tips and hints”, based on their experience. Although the event is open to all staff, please be aware that the content does focus on creativity from a physical science and medicine perspective. The workshop is facilitated by Dr. John Copelton.


Aims/Aimed at

 

To encourage you to engage with other young researchers in considering your own creativity and to learn how you might enhance it.

Booking Information

 

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.


Booking URL: Queen's Online
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Scientific, creativity, research

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk