Course Description


Where do research ideas come from? How do researchers come up with novel questions? How do researchers take their curiosities and formulate them into a project?

Identifying a research topic and developing a research question can be one of the toughest steps in the research process. In this session, you will be provided with strategies to develop creativity, identify an area of interest, narrow a broad topic into a productively-focused one, and construct a research question.

Instructors: Mindi Summers, Jen Cuthbertson, and Kyla Flanagan

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Develop skills to promote creativity in research and question generation, including brainstorming (divergent thinking) and question selection (convergent thinking)
  • Practice integrating reflection and metacognition into your research design and practice
  • Understand the importance of engaging and working with others to build your own creative capacity
  • Describe ways to develop creative approaches
  • Identify barriers to creativity in research
  • Describe the work habits of a creative person


This session will be held in-person. 


Thank you for your interest...

Unfortunately, this course is not currently open for enrolment.

If you have a Destiny One account, take note of the course number and submit a course inquiry to be notified if new sections become available.


Required fields are indicated by .