ELE 3908 Creativity and Aesthetics in Organisations

ELE 3908 Creativity and Aesthetics in Organisations

Course code: 
ELE 3908
Department: 
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Federica De Molli
Course name in Norwegian: 
Creativity and Aesthetics in Organisations
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor - Programme Electives
Semester: 
2023 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Creativity in organizations is here understood as the production of novel and useful ideas, products or processes. Creativity is the basis for the development of organizational innovation and competitive advantage, which is crucial today. This course takes the students to a journey through basic theories and practices of creativity, which are explored at an individual, group and organizational levels. Drawing widely on examples of both traditional organizations and creative industries, this course offers a novel aesthetical perspective on creativity. This means to understand how creativity is also influenced by the characteristics of the work environment like social interactions, workspace design, architecture and other aesthetical factors. The aesthetic approach adopted in this course is an innovative tool that students will learn to use in order both to gain a deep comprehension of the creative process and to manage it effectively. By the end of this course, students will both be provided with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experiences of creative processes and practices. This course will be interesting to those students who are aware of the importance of creativity and innovation in today’s organizations and aim to acquire useful tools and methods to manage them in their future workplaces.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  • Insight into the importance of creativity and innovation as a competitive advantage
  • Broaden students' vision of creativity and innovation
  • Knowledge about the factors and dynamics that influence the creative process at an individual, group and organizational level
  • Knowledge of techniques that allow creativity to evolve into innovation
Learning outcomes - Skills

At the end of the course the student is expected to:

  • Understand and memorise the factors and dynamics that affect creative processes in organizations
  • Reflect on the dynamics that affect creative and innovation processes
  • Analyse real cases, identify factors and dynamics that affect the creative process and suggest improvements based on the theories learnt in the course.
General Competence

The aim of the course is to make students able to identify and explain which are the variables that affect creative processes in organizations. Moreover, they will learn to evaluate a real case and suggest doable improvements.

Course content
  • Introduction to creativity
  • Individual creativity
  • Creativity in groups
  • Creativity in organizations
  • Organizational culture and creativity
  • Workplace, aesthetics and creativity
  • From creativity to innovation
  • Creativity audit through aesthetic method
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of 40 teaching hours and learning activities (20h Teaching in real time on Campus + 10h Asynchronous activities + 10h tutoring and group activities). The teaching will be a mix of face-to-face lectures, online lectures, interviews, case studies and incidents (traditional, online), individual assignments (case analysis, exercises etc.), group assignments (case analysis, exercises, project work and presentation).

This course is taught in English. Course literature is also in English.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Disclaimer

Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

No specific prerequisites are required.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Multimedia production
Exam code:
ELE 39081
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
40No1 Semester(s)Group (3 - 6)Group work with video submission. More information at the start of the course.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Structured test
Exam code:
ELE 39082
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60Yes2 Hour(s)
  • No support materials
Individual Individual structured test (multiple choice exam) on campus with personal computer.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Multimedia production
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (3-6)
Support materials:
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Group work with video submission. More information at the start of the course.
Exam code:ELE 39081
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Structured test
Weight:60
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • No support materials
Duration:2 Hour(s)
Comment:Individual structured test (multiple choice exam) on campus with personal computer.
Exam code:ELE 39082
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
All exams must be passed to get a grade in this course.
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
30 Hour(s)
Teaching in real time on Campus + tutoring + group works
Digital resources
10 Hour(s)
Asynchronous activities
Prepare for teaching
26 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
82 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
52 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.