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The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking

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"Traditional university education has been concerned with knowledge, analysis and judgement. In a rapidly changing world, the categories and classifications derived from the past may not be enough. There is also a need to develop the skills of design in its broadest sense: new concepts, new perceptions and new ways of doing things. Such design needs creativity. For the first time in history, we can now treat creativity in a systematic way as the changing of patterns in a self-organising information style. There is growing demand for such new thinking and a need to pay attention to these new demands from society."  (Edward de Bono)

The University in 1992 introduced Edward de Bono’s methodologies as a subject on an interdisciplinary basis within various faculties. This formed part of The Edward de Bono Programme for the Design and Development of Thinking which was established in collaboration with Professor Edward de Bono of Lateral Thinking fame. The programme became an Institute in September 2002. It aims to generate debate and discussion on Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills and the Direct Teaching of Thinking. The Institute offers a Master in Creativity and Innovation which commences annually in October.

Amongst other activities, the Institute organises regular international conferences and seminars. Five books with selected conference proceedings have been published. The Institute is involved in a number of educational initiatives including the Thinking Skills Programme in state primary and secondary schools in Malta. The Institute coordinates an EU funded ERASMUS curriculum development project which will offer a Joint Masters Programme in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation by blended learning.

The University of Malta seeks to respond innovatively to the unceasing evolution of the global and the local context in general, and to the economic challenge in particular. This commitment to flexibility is directing the University of Malta towards new areas. In a changing environment the future is not necessarily a repetition of the past. There is a central role for human thinking processes to cope with and make the best of the changes which are occurring all around us.

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Master in Creativity and Innovation

Applications are still open for our Master in Creativity and Innovation. Please click here for further details.

GET QUALIFIED 2014

We are very pleased to announce that our Master in Creativity and Innovation now forms part of the 'Get Qualified' Scheme' offered by Malta Enterprise. Upon successful completion, eligible students will benefit from a tax credit of up to 70% of the course fees, thus recovering most of the costs incurred. For more information please click here.

Provisional Timetable for Master in Creativity and Innovation

Please click here to access the Master in Creativity and Innovation Provisional Timetable for Academic Year 2015/16 - Semester 1

Provisional Timetable for Optional Study Units

Please click here to access the Optional Study Units provisional timetable for Academic Year 2015/16 - Semester 1

Research Seminar

The Edward de Bono Institute held a Postgraduate Research Seminar on Monday 22nd June at University of Malta. Four of the Institute’s past postgraduate students delivered presentations about the research projects that they carried out as part of their Master in Creativity and Innovation. The presentations were followed by an interactive workshop based on Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats. This workshop was conducted by author and strategy consultant Christian Pleijel.

For photographs of this event please click here

Institute featured on the Innovation Academy

The Edward de Bono Institute has been featured on the Innovation Library's Innovation Academy platform as a leading institution that is teaching, researching and debating innovation as an evolutionary concept and essential practice. 

Annual Report - October 2013 - September 2014

Please click here to access The Edward de Bono Institute's Annual Report for the period 01 October 2013 to 30 September 2014.

 
 
Last Updated: 12 September 2012

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