Creativity is a key 21st-century skill that enables individuals, groups, and communities to innovate and thrive within the high pace, changing environments of today. Creativity and innovation find their expression in a variety of contexts, from family homes and schools to organizations and public life. Their processes not only lead to novel and valuable outcomes in society, but also contribute to personal growth, development, and well-being.
The Graduate Certificate in Creativity and Innovation is a unique academic program aimed at cultivating the knowledge and skills necessary to respond creatively to pressing individual and societal challenges, innovate in one’s professional life, and effectively manage change processes in a range of applied settings. The certificate is interdisciplinary in nature, introducing students to approaches from psychology, education, business, art and design, and connected disciplines.
Conceived and delivered by leading researchers in creativity and innovation at Webster University and the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI), this certificate will enable you to rise to the challenge of building, maintaining and leading cultures of creativity and innovation in education, at the workplace, and within your community.
Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI)
About the WCCI
Located at Webster University Geneva, the WCCI is dedicated to the scientific study of creativity and innovation and its applications to business, education, art and design, technology and society. The WCCI collaborates with a wide network of European and international centers, institutes and organizations, inside and outside of academia. Its aim is to advance our understanding of creative processes, teach the management of innovation, and offer a space for companies and organizations to meet and have the facilitation required to foster change and development processes.
The graduate certificate in creativity and innovation is developed in partnership between the School of Education at Webster University, Webster University Geneva, and the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI). Conceived and delivered by leading researchers in creativity and innovation at Webster University and the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI), this certificate will enable you to rise to the challenge of building, maintaining and leading cultures of creativity and innovation in education, at the workplace, and within your community.
- Taught by international experts in creativity and innovation who will introduce you to both the theory and practice of creativity and innovation in an interdisciplinary and global context;
- Access to resources, events and expertise from the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation at Webster University Geneva;
- A unique program in an area that is considered essential in today’s workplaces by companies and employers across the world;
- A distinct opportunity to learn about and foster your own creative potential.
- Describe and critically assess the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings in the area of creativity and innovation.
- Apply theory and findings from this area in order to evaluate and to foster creativity and innovation processes within a variety of settings (e.g. workplace, classrooms, organizations, communities).
- Discuss research on creativity and innovation within an interdisciplinary context and examine them in both a systemic and dynamic manner.
18 Credit Hours
Required Courses (6 hours)
- EDIN 5180 Creativity and Innovation (3 hours)
- EDIN 6000 Graduate Certificate Project (3 hours)
Electives (12 hours)
Choose from the following list:
- EDIN 5624 Transformative Learning (3 hours)
- EDIN 5630 Creative Multimedia Design for Innovative Learning (3 hours)
- EDIN 5650 Design Thinking (3 hours)
- EDIN 5750 Special Institute (3 hours)
(May be repeated if content differs)
- EDIN 5840 Innovations in Learning Systems: Global Perspectives (3 hours)
- Other course(s) as approved by the EDIN ccoordinator and the director of the Center for Creativity and Innovation (3-6 hours)
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