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Film: Creative or Cultural?

Film: Creative or Cultural? Creative commons image Bart Everson under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 19 Aug 2015
How does the UK view the importance of the creative and cultural impact of the creative industries, and which is more important?

Collective Creativity

Collective Creativity
Updated 19 Aug 2015
Can the boundaries of the 'creative class' be broken down? Should they? How do creative people contribute to society and the economy?

Introducing language and creativity

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Introducing language and creativity Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jul 2015
Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.

Creativity at Work

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Creativity at Work Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2014
Is creativity a mind-set or can it be developed? How much influence does organisational culture have on creativity in the workplace? And is there...

Creative Futures

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Creative Futures Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 17 Feb 2014
Is creativity a mindset or can it be developed? How much influence does organisational culture have on creativity in the workplace? And is there...

The natural environment at the heart of human creativity

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The natural environment at the heart of human creativity Copyrighted image Copyright: New Networks for Nature
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Dec 2012
Tim Birkhead discusses a new collective whose creative work is influenced by the natural environment.

Alison Masters's story

Alison Masters's story Creative commons image Smithsonian, no known copyright restrictions under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Dec 2010
Explore the personal side of climate change with Alison Masters's diary entry.

Evan Davis on... striking a balance

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Evan Davis on... striking a balance Copyrighted image Copyright: Jiang Daohua | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Oct 2010
Evan Davis argues that interfering is ok as long as it doesn't get in the way of the creativity and benefit of others.

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Language and creativity

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Language and creativity
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
This free course is an introduction to the relationship between language and creativity, to the roles that linguistic creativity plays in culture...

Design thinking

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Design thinking Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better? This free course, Design thinking, will show you how to structure...

Creativity, community and ICT

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Creativity, community and ICT Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
What do you think being creative means? This free course, Creativity, community and ICT, engages with the debates surrounding the term 'creativity'...

Creativity and innovation

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Creativity and innovation Copyrighted image Copyright: © Stock Connection/Jupiterimages UK Ltd
Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
This free course offers an introduction to factors that are important in creativity and innovation at work. It addresses different ideas about the...

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Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century

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Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 30 Aug 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Explore the common principles of design, acquire new designing skills and develop an understanding of ways of thinking that lead to innovation and...