Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Learning Unit, trainees will be able to:

  • Define basic notions related to creativity, brilliance, innovation
  • Comprehend components of creativity
  • Explain creativity theories and models
  • Understand the creativity process
  • Comprehend the relationship between creativity and genius
  • Define creative problem-solving
  • Acquire the basic components and steps of creative problem-solving
  • Recognize the benefits of creative problem-solving
  • Distinguish the relationship between creativity and innovation
  • Apply activities to encourage creativity


“I have not failed; I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

“Creativity is just connecting things.” – Steve Jobs

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”- Marie Curie

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Di Vinci

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

Throughout history, people have been exhibiting creativity and creative behaviours, which have been proven through archaeological and biological evidence as well. People all over the world are familiar with highly creative people who contributed to human life both in the past and present. The innovative and curious nature of some people paved the way for important inventions and discoveries that changed the lives of people and countries worldwide in dramatic ways forever.