New England Cognitive Center (formerly The Thinking Center for Creativity and Problem Solving) Programs

New England Cognitive Center (formerly The Thinking Center for Creativity and Problem Solving) Programs

Credits Available

  • An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving (1 credit, lower division level)
  • Creative Thinking and Creative Behavior (2 credits, lower division level)
  • Critical Thinking (3 credits, lower division level)

Dates Valid

1994 through 2004

Source of Records

New England Cognitive Center; 151 New Park Avenue; Hartford, CT 06105

About the Training Sponsor

The New England Cognitive Center was founded in 1989 as the Hartford Critical/Creative Thinking Center, Inc. It is a non-profit educational institution that offers classes, seminars, one on one sessions, and consulting services to individuals, businesses, and public school teachers. The Center's mission is to provide resources and opportunities to foster critical and creative thinking through education, consulting, and research.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving (1 credit, lower division level)
This course is designed to teach students to problem solving techniques to use in their personal and professional lives. Students learn the basic creative problem solving (CPS) model, select a "real life" problem, develop a solution, and put that solution into practice. Classroom instruction includes mini-lectures, discussion, and individual and group involvement.

Creative Thinking and Creative Behavior (2 credits, lower division level)
This course is designed to teach skills to increase a student's creative thinking and creative behavior. Practical application of creativity is the basis of the course so students are expected to use their skills in creative thinking for "real time" creative behavior. Classroom instruction includes mini-lectures, discussion, and individual and group involvement.

Critical Thinking (3 credits, lower division level)
This course is designed to teach students how to manage the flood of claims made upon them in their daily lives as they master many thinking skills and tactics and discover their own habits of mind and learning preferences. Classroom instruction includes mini-lectures, discussion, and individual and group involvement.