Thank you for your interest in Creative Problem Solving 2.0!
Sadly, all spots are taken. We hope to be back in September 2021.
For now, we encourage you to check our other courses

APPLICATION PROCESS

We are taking Creative Problem Solving to the Minecraft World!

Hosted in the Minecraft Platform with the support of ErasmusX and their virtual campus, together with two trainers you will experience a fun and creative way of Minecraft’s building and crafting while learning about Creativity and Problem Solving. 

Unleash your creative potential!

After completing this course, you will be able to apply various techniques to find creative solutions to simple, complicated, complex, and chaotic problems.

You do not need to know how to play Minecraft nor own a game; you will be provided with a guest account that you can use for the duration of the course. However, to effectively participate you have to meet the following requirements:

  • PC/Laptop that is able to run smoothly Java edition of Minecraft (Click here for recommended specifications)
  • Stable internet connection
  • You are a beginner player, or you have never played Minecraft.
Week 1: Introduction and Group Orientation

You'll meet your trainers, learn key mechanics of Minecraft (mining, crafting, and building) while exploring virtual Erasmus Campus, and solve small creative challenges.

Week 2: Simple problems and problem-solving

Once you know how to handle your pickaxe, we will learn about different types of problem-solving. We will focus on the 4-step problem-solving process and apply it to solve a simple problem like building a bridge.

Week 3: Complicated problems

You will learn about various thinking techniques that can help you to come up with unique solutions. You will work in a small team to solve challenges like building an elevator or scoring the best time in a scavenger hunt.


Week 4: Complex problems

Problems that do not have one or obvious solution. Here we will build an elaborate mechanism to transport an object or find a correct path through a mine-infested field. You will also learn about the biases that hinder our creative process.

Week 5: Chaotic problems

Chaotic problems do not have a clear cause nor solution. Here you will need to rely on your teammates and explore which of the techniques you have learned so far would work to give you an edge.

Week 6: The Final Problem

We will not spoil much, but it will certainly push you to use all the problem-solving and creative thinking techniques you have learned so far.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

Boost your creative problem solving skills in just 6 weeks.

Our first cohort was delivered offline, but since we cannot visit the campus for now, we are taking you on a Minecraft journey!

Creative problem solving sessions with groups that have even a minimal amount of training in creativity tools and principles generated 350% more ideas than groups without training; and these ideas were 415% more original (Puccio et al., 2018).

Our first cohort (delivered offline) consisted of 7 participants, who gave an average rating of 7.8 overall course satisfaction.

It was entertaining, fun, inspiring, and highly interactive. Thelonious takes you on a journey. The best part about this course was the “unexpected” factor. No session was the same, and no session will be the same, as it is completely up to you, your creativity, and your teamwork

MAR MOSSEL

MSc MARKETING MANAGEMENT STUDENT 

TESTIMONIALS

Ever wanted to solve problems more creatively?

The answer is learning how to think more divergently. Creative Problem Solving is not just brainstorming. This course deals directly with your ability for creativity, a critical skill that will come in handy in any field.

Created in partnership with

MEET YOUR TRAINERS

Thelonious Schairer-Penny       

is a Bachelor student of Psychology with many years of experience teaching others how to utilize their creativity. His approach to instructing others can best be described as practical in nature. He is the current Head of Workshops of the international student theatre association WILDe and the creator of the LifeImprovisation course at LifeVersity. His goal for this course is to help others understand what creativity is and how to use the creativity that exists inherently in all of us when trying to solve problems.

Matt Hrusc       

Is a founder of LifeVersity and multiple courses that are hosted here. He believes that all humans are creative, and unlocking this potential is just about breaking mental barriers and using the right technique. Matt has a master’s degree in psychology of Human Learning and Performance and he currently works as an educational consultant and trainer at Risbo, where he provides and develops didactic trainings for teachers of Erasmus University.

Students trained

+7

with a 78% course satisfaction rate

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The course

EUR's education policy during term 1 and term 2 is blended education. We are happy to have the opportunity to host these trainings on campus on an offline setting. These sessions will last on average 1.5h to 2h and will follow the COVID-19 regulations.

EUR has a policy for blended education during term 1 and 2. While some of our courses will have offline and online version, Creative Problem Solving will take place on campus Woudestein.

Yes, you will get our beautiful Creative Problem Solving certificate in PDF format as long as you attend your classes and you deliver your final assignment.

Conditions to apply

You can sign up for any of our courses from August 31st to September 11st. You just need to fill up the form. We will contact you to confirm your participation in the course. Spots are limited therefore election will be made based on motivation.

Creative Problem Solving is open for EUR/EUC students, fresh EUR alumni and Hogeschool Rotterdam students. All faculties are welcomed.

Pricing

No. The whole LifeVersity project is possible thanks to the support of Community for Learning and Innovation and Students-4-Students. All of our courses are completely FREE for students and fresh alumni.

We are supported by the Students-for-Students Platform, part of the Community of Learning and Innovation. Want to get support too? Visit eur.nl/s4s

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