In today’s episode, we speak with Bem Le Hunte about her interesting new university curriculum designed to enhance the creativity and innovativeness of her students.

Bem is the founding course director for the Bachelors of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • 00:01:15 – Why education of tomorrow must work across disciplines to prepare students for the future of work
  • 00:04:30 – How you can study creativity and some of the struggles which students initially have, and the real-world applications of this education
  • 00:08:00 – Why industry partners are looking for these skills of the future
  • 00:09:00 – Creativity is not just for the arts, it is an important skill in all fields and can be taught
  • 00:11:30 – Getting students away from perfectionism, which is what most students have been taught. We need to teach collaboration rather than competition
  • 00:14:0 – the need to practice thinking differently to develop your creativity
  • 00:16:45 – the Tyranny of the blank page
  • 00:21:00 – How to be more open to expand your creativity

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