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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: 
2022 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

At the end of the course the student should have:

  • 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 have acquired:

  • A critical and independent approach to the analysis of creative organizational processes
  • The ability of detecting and using factors affecting creativity and innovation in organizations
  • The ability to plan for the use of aesthetic factors to influence creativity and innovation in organizations
General Competence

Develop an understanding of what creativity is and how it can be developed and managed at individual, group and organizational levels.

Course content
  • Topic 1: Introduction to creativity
  • Topic 2: Individual creativity
  • Topic 3: Creativity in groups
  • Topic 4: Creativity in organizations
  • Topic 5: Organizational culture and creativity
  • Topic 6: Workplace and creativity
  • Topic 7: From creativity to innovation
  • Topic 8: Creativity audit through aesthetic method
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of 40 teaching hours and learning 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:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation and discussion
Exam code:
ELE 39081
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
40No1 Semester(s)Group ( 4 - 5)Groups work with presentation and discussion during the lectures. All exams must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Structured test
Exam code:
ELE 39082
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Two examiners
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60Yes2 Hour(s)
  • No support materials
Individual All exams must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course.
Exams:
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation and discussion
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (4-5)
Support materials:
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Groups work with presentation and discussion during the lectures. All exams must be passed to obtain a final grade in 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:All exams must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course.
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
26 Hour(s)
Teaching
4 Hour(s)
Tutoring (in class)
Individual problem solving
10 Hour(s)
Digital resources
Student's own work with learning resources
80 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
80 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.