Originated by Prof. Felicia Megret
Lateral thinking is solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. The term was born in 1967 by Edward de Bono. In this module we look at what lateral thinking is and how it can be helpful in problem solving. We explore idea-generating tools intended to break current thinking patterns.