Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
YRT401THINKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUESElective473
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to ensure the students to have the background to use the creative thinking methods and techniques in their daily lives, school lives and business lives efficiently by comprehending the definition, scope, process, origin and dynamics of creativity concept
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Müge Elden
Learning Outcomes
11- Being able to explain the importance of creative thinking with reasons
22- Being able to list the steps of creative thinking process
33- Being able to comprehend the theoretical approaches about creativity
44- Being able to evaluate the factors that affect the creativity
55- Being able to recognize the creative problem solving techniques
66- Being able to use the creative problem solving techniques
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The concepts of creativity, creative thinking and analytic thinking. Factors that affect the creativity. The process of creative thinking and the factors that can positively/negatively affect this process. Theoretical explanations of creativity. Creativity in business life. Creative problem solving techniques.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction To The Course • Scope • Motive • Importance • Rules and Requirements Acquaintance
2The concepts of creativity and creative thinking The Separation Between Analytic Thinking And Creative Thinking Lecture
3Theoretical Treatment On Creativity • Psychoanalytic theory Lecture
4Theoretical Treatment On Creativity • Humanitarian approach • Connotation approach Lecture
5Factors That Affect The Creativity • Intelligence • Personality • Culture • Education Lecture
6Creative Thinking Process Lecture
7Factors That Negatively Affect Creativity Overcoming The Obstacles In Creative Thinking Lecture
8Midterm Exam
9Creativity In Business Life Lecture
10Creativity In Business Life Lecture
11Creative Problem Solving Techniques • Brainstorming Lecture
12Application- Brainstorming Technique Lecture
13Creative Problem Solving Techniques • Reverse Brainstorming • TRIZ Technique • Brainwriting (6-3-5 Method) • Collective Notebook Technique • Morphological Box Technique Lecture
14Creative Problem Solving Techniques • Scenario Technique • Listing The Characteristic Features • Control List • Leo Burnett’s Creative Problem Solving Techniques Lecture
15Work – Analysis Of Creative People Lecture
16FinalPresentation of the project
Recommended or Required Reading
Ders Kitabı: Sungur, Nuray; Yaratıcı Düşünce, Evrim Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1997. Yardımcı Kaynaklar: Bentley, Trevor; Yaratıcılık (Creativity), Hayat Yayınları, İstanbul, 1999. Foster, Jack; Fikir Nasıl Bulunur?, MediaCat Yayınları, İstanbul, 2009. Kırışoğlu, Olcay Tekin; Sanat Kültür Yaratıcılık, Pegem A Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2009. May, Rollo; Yaratma Cesareti, Metis Yayınları, İstanbul, 2010. Özözer, Yekta; Ne Parlak Fikir!, Sistem Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2010. Robinson, Ken; Yaratıcılık: Aklın Sınırlarını Aşmak, Kitap Yayınevi, İstanbul, 2003. Rouquette, Michel-Louis; Yaratıcılık, Dost Kitabevi Yayınları, Ankara, 2007. Yavuz, Halide; Yaratıcılık, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1994. Bohm, David ve Biederman, Charles ; Creativity and Science, Routledge, London, 1999. Dartnall, Terry; Creativity, Cognition, and Knowledge: An Interaction, Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn., 2002 Gruber ´¡, Howard E.; Creativity, Psychology and the History of Science, Springer, Dordrecht, 2005.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14456
Project Preparation155
Project Presentation155
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination188
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)84
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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6
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LO6    3 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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