• General

    Summary of this Course- In today’s world of global competition and task automation, innovative capacity, and a creative spirit are fast becoming requirements for personal and professional success. Creativity involves thinking flexibly to generate new ideas and solutions to problems. With creativity, a person can produce various interpretations of and responses to issues, topics, and challenges. Also, awareness of global interconnectedness has increased considerably in recent years, In education, business and civil society, it is evident in relation to the challenges of climate change, migration, financial markets, international terrorism, and national security, combating poverty, global health, and disease control on farms. “The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind—creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers. These people…will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys.” “The global dimension is increasingly being seen as an integral part of supporting the up-skilling of our citizens. Skills both empower the individual and lay the foundations for a successful economy; by extension, skills enable employers to compete in the global market and help lay the foundations of an inclusive society where social mobility and opportunities are open to all. We need to look to the future. If we fail to do so our competitors will not.” Bill Rammell, Minister for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, 14 June 2006

    By the end of this course, participants will have the ability to: