The courses, toolbox, databank and access

The CSF Study Module comprises six different courses, a kick-off - an introductory course - and final task which combines what has been learnt and functions as a demonstration of the learning. 
The final decision on the courses was made based on the combination of creative competences defined during CSF, existing curricula and idea forming sessions on what kind of competences and skills would be needed for creative, strategic foresight.

Suggested order of the courses

Due to higher adaptability to different disciplines, subjects and studies, CSF is not structured around a strict predefined order. It is, however, advisable to first do the introductory course and the first three courses (Communication, Motivation and Self-esteem, and Creativity) before moving on to the second set of courses. And of course, the final task which combines all the learnt should come last.   

Although some courses may be skipped, because students might already be skilled in the subject in question, it is advisable to complete all the courses of the study module. This provides the best outcomes for the students, and is also recommended by the external evaluators of the CSF Study Module, as well as by the result of the testing and survey of the CSF Study Module.

The CSF Study Module comprises the following courses and material:

CSF Kick-off Course
What CSF is about, opening minds, a try-out course.
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Basic skills in business writing, reporting and research, in oral and interpersonal communication and public presentations.
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The concepts of motivation or passion for something, self-esteem, self-development towards creativity and creative thinking. Acquiring skills in motivation for achieving concrete goals.
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The purpose, concept, dimension and in-depth knowledge of creativity and innovation, and their importance in business. Developing idea generation and creativity skills using tools and techniques for creativity and innovation.
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Identifying and evaluating major issues and trends impacting society and companies, in particular in the future, and exploring potential business implications that can drive sustainable innovation.
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Tools and techniques to adapt to changing business environments, to understand how to apply co-creative thinking in real business environments and implement the knowledge and skills to develop innovative business models.
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The importance and role of design and design-related research for company competitiveness, design process and methods, (basic) skills to apply design processes and methods, and applied CSF research in real-life business cases.
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Final Task
The final task functions as a demonstrator of students' learning during the CSF Study Module. The core of the final task is to solve company and research challenges using information for all the courses of the CSF Study Module. This can be done using different methods, for example a study portfolio.
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Toolbox and Case Studies
The toolbox collects interesting and useful links on each course's theme, information about research and innovation methods and about other products supporting the CSF Study Module and case studies.
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Companies, organisations and researchers suggest and offer cases in the databank for students to work on. The CSF databank is available in the restricted site of the CSF Study Module.
To propose cases, please contact the CSF administration.

To look for cases for your students, you need to be logged in. For logging in, please contact the administrator.

For more information on logging in, go to "How to participate"

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