Creative thinking resources

Some suggestions and resources for developing students' creative thinking within your courses.

In order to think critically, Victoria University of Wellington’s graduates need to demonstrate ‘creative’ qualities such as innovation, originality, flexibility, openness, lateral thinking, problem-solving and elaboration.

The University of Kent’s Creative Campus provides an ideal to which we can aspire.

Generating creative thinking

Applying creative thinking

Assessing creative thinking

Discipline-specific discussions

  • Case studies from Engineering & Physics: Baillie, C., & Walker, P. (1998). Fostering creative thinking in student engineers. European Journal of Engineering Education, 23(1), 35-44.
  • Creative thinking in Law: Weinstein, J., & Morton, L. (2003). Stuck in a rut: The role of creative thinking in problem solving and legal education. Clinical Law Review, 9, 835-878.
  • Creativity in Art, Science, Engineering: Baillie, C. (2006). Enhancing students’ creativity through creative thinking techniques. Developing creativity in higher education: An imaginative curriculum, 1, 1-15.