Creativity and Art at Work
Use drama, dance, visual arts, photography and video, play, music and others passions in your profession? Expand your boundaries by having more guts, be yourself more, think less and start doing?
The minor Creativity and art at work is one of the leading programs in Holland when it comes to supporting students to become “creative professionals”. Professionals with courage and vigor, who use heart, head and hands, who go looking for different ways to come to new, unexpected, original solutions, and bring them into practice.
Important motto of the minor is: do first, think later: experiment. In the minor Creativity and art at work you will do experiments from the beginning till the end. You will do personal and professional experiments. In professional regard the focus is on experimenting with and finding out how to use a variety of creative media.
During the minor there will be courses in:
- Visual arts
- Creative techiques and theory
- Using the refuge method
These courses, your fellow students and the teachers are an important source of inspiration for the experiments. One of the core things in the minor is the creation of a meaningful time. We think it’s important to build a constructive and creative learning and working climate together; a climate where persons and teams thrive, have fun, and also come to reflection.
You are more than welcome to our own refuge: the minor Creativity and art at work.
We consider it to be very important to have a constructive and creative learning environment, where individuals and teams flourish, have fun and find enjoyment, but also find moments of reflection, contemplation and depth.
We welcome you to our own refuge: the minor Creativity and Art at Work!
In this minor you will work on this professional task:
Create something new that has value for yourself and others, personally and professionally. Describe what you have discovered about important and helping elements you need to create something of value. Express how you will use this in your future profession. Artistic and playful media have important role in this.
This minor is a part of the creative profile of some of the social studies of the HAN, especially CMV, SPH and social work. Within the minor you will have the chance to specialise more into this profile.
For some of the Dutch students: Deze minor is geschikt voor het uitstroomprofiel Jeugdzorg. Als je aan de HAN studeert met dit uitstroomprofiel dan kan een stage een verplicht onderdeel van de minor zijn.
This is a level III minor, meant to deepen your professional profile.
The learning outcomes listed below will help you decide whether this exchange course matches your personal goals.
- You understand the role of creative processes in developing something new of value
- You have developed some creativity enhancing habits and you can designate the value of that
- You can describe the contribution of artistic and playful media in facilitating creative processes.
- You have expanded your experiences in activities (contexts) like Art and Play that are intrinsic valuable for you in an explicit way
- You can describe your own creative strengths and weaknesses.
- You have improved your competences related to the pedagogic use of Artistic and Playful Media.
- You are willing and able to experiment as an effective tool for innovation.
- You are able to orientate, make contact and analyze through curiosity and amazement
- You have developed yourself professionally, have more designing skills, and have more means to enhance co-creation an cooperation.
The use of creative interventions by means of artistic and sporting activities to contribute to the connection between, activation and development of individuals, groups and / or organizations
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An exchange course will be of most benefit to you if it complements your study and/or your professional profile, is at an appropriate level and does not overlap with your major.
This minor is an Erasmus exchange course for students from partner universities and colleges within the Erasmus network.
For Dutch students, this exchange course is primarily intended as a specialisation minor for HAN Social Studies students, but we also welcome and encourage other students to take part.
Students enrolled in other HAN courses or from other institutions in the Netherlands and abroad are welcome to participate. The course has a growing number of students from outside the Social Studies domain.
There are several students from social studies who choose this minor, but in the last few years we have seen students from any other studies, like education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, creative therapy, communication, and several technic and economic studies. We really believe in the participation of students from a variety of studies, it brings something extra when it comes to creativity. We do think you should be interested in the use of all kinds of artistic and playful media in your ow profession. Normally there will also be students from abroad participating, they come from countries like Slovenia, Finland, the UK, Norway, Lithuania and other countries. So the class will be a mix of students from different countries and different studies.
- You can communicate effectively in written and spoken English (B1)
- You can demonstrate an active affinity with Artistic and Playful Media (e.g. music, drama, the visual arts)
- You have completed level 2 of your major for at least 45 EC, most Dutch students do this minor in the last year of their major
This minor has four assessments:
- Basic tests creativity development: presentation about the personal development you have made in the first part of the minor
- A very happy and playful knowledge test about the core concepts of the minor
- Elaboration and presentation of a pilot in which you will have tried to create something new and valuable for others with some of your fellow students
- Final test creativity development: Vision. You will make a statement for fellow students, teachers and people from your own domain . In this presentation you will present how the minor has influenced your professional view. You will also demonstrate how you are going to integrate these insights into your future profession.
Every creative course will be concluded without presentation
- Brown, S. (2009). Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. Penguin Group, New York. ISBN: 978-1-58333-333-4.
- Byttebier, I. and Vullings, R. (2015). Creativity in Business: The Basic Guide for Generating and Selecting Ideas. Bis Publishers, Amsterdam. ISBN: 978-90-6369-380-0.
- Csickszentmihalyi, M. (2008). Creativity: on 'flow', creation and discovery. Boom publishers, Amsterdam. ISBN: 9053523731. (we will use chapter 1, 2 and 3 for some of the tests)
- Sawyer, K. (2007). Group genius: The creative power of collaboration. Basic Books, New York. ISBN: 0-465-07192-9 (hbk), 978-0-465-07192-0 (hbk), 978-0-465-07193-7 (pbk)
- Sawyer, K (2013). Zig zag: the surprising path to greater creativity. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco. ISBN: 978-1-11-829770-4
- Van Rosmalen, J. (2007). Het woord aan de verbeelding (play and artistic media in social-agogic work) – This item can be found through this link : Play games and art at work.docx
This exchange course has the following schedule and working methods:
The schedule will be published before the start of the minor. Lessons will normally be on three days, on the other days students will do different activities, alone or in groups.
- Good practices
- Practical work
Type of exchange course
- This is a differentiation exchange course. This means it enables you to develop your professional competences in a different/broader context.
- This is a specialisation exchange course. This means it enables you to further deepen your skills and knowledge within your own profession (professional profile).
Block exchange course
The course is offered twice a year, during a semester.
This minor as a duration of one semester, you can start this minor in September and February.
Dutch, English and German (part-time) versions of this exchange course are available.