Problem Solving : Problem Solving Quotes : Quotes “Imagination is more important than knowledge”
“Originality is simply a fresh pair of eyes.”
Woodrow Wilson www.readysetpresent.com Page 2 Program Objectives (1 of 2) : Program Objectives (1 of 2) To be prepared to actively listen in order to accurately understand the problem.
To help you know how to take the first step in solving a problem.
To clarify and define the problem.
To understand the usefulness of collaborative problem solving and decision making. www.readysetpresent.com Page 3 Program Objectives (2 of 2) : Program Objectives (2 of 2) To examine different decision making models.
To utilize creativity in the problem solving/decision making process.
To plan, practice, and problem solve with making decisions through case studies, role playing and group discussions. www.readysetpresent.com Page 4 A Challenge : A Challenge Please write a One Sentence Definition of
PROBLEM SOLVING and DECISION MAKING. www.readysetpresent.com Page 5 Definitions (1 of 3) : Definitions (1 of 3) Problem Solving.
A systematic approach to defining the problem (question or situation that presents uncertainty, perplexity or difficulty) and creating a vast number of possible solutions without judging these solutions. www.readysetpresent.com Page 6 Definitions (2 of 3) : Definitions (2 of 3) Decision Making:
The act of narrowing down the possibilities, choosing a course of action, and determining the action’s potential consequences. www.readysetpresent.com Page 7 Definitions (3 of 3) : Definitions (3 of 3) “Problem solving is a cognitive processing directed at achieving a goal where no solution method is obvious to the problem solver.”
Critical Thinking Defined:
“Purposeful mental activity that helps formulate or solve problems, make decisions, or fulfill a desire to understand.” www.readysetpresent.com Page 8 Teaching Problem Solving Skills : Teaching Problem Solving Skills www.readysetpresent.com Page 9 Teaching Problem Solving Skills : Teaching Problem Solving Skills Is it possible to teach problem solving skills? www.readysetpresent.com Page 10 What Skills Do You Use In Problem Solving? : What Skills Do You Use In Problem Solving? Making judgments.
Planning. www.readysetpresent.com Page 11 How Do You Solve Problems? : How Do You Solve Problems? What processes do you use?
Can you explain them to another person?
Do these processes vary depending upon the problem? www.readysetpresent.com Page 12 Problem Solving People? : Problem Solving People? Experts.
People who know the area of knowledge thoroughly. Solving problems becomes more natural.
People who can think of alternatives even when no clear solutions seems apparent. www.readysetpresent.com Page 13 Expert Problem Solvers : Expert Problem Solvers Have a better memory for relevant details in the problem.
Classify problems according to their underlying principles.
Use well - established procedures.
Work forwards towards a goal (rather than backwards). www.readysetpresent.com Page 14 Learning Model : Learning Model www.readysetpresent.com Page 15 Problem Solving Requirements : Problem Solving Requirements www.readysetpresent.com Page 16 Understanding the Process:‘How to Solve it’ : Understanding the Process:‘How to Solve it’ www.readysetpresent.com Page 17 Bringing Back The Data : Bringing Back The Data www.readysetpresent.com Page 18 A Group Perspective : A Group Perspective www.readysetpresent.com Page 19 What is Lateral Thinking? : What is Lateral Thinking? www.readysetpresent.com Page 20 Slide 21: What is your next step? www.readysetpresent.com Page 21 Slide 22: Download “Problem Solving” PowerPoint presentation at ReadySetPresent.com139 slides include: teaching problem solving skills, evaluating how you solve problems, understanding the process: how to solve problems, 8 active listening techniques, primary issues for problem solvers, group or individual brainstorming, the problem solving framework, vertical and lateral thinking, adaptors and innovators as problem solvers, collaborative problem solving, leadership and creative work environments, four models of problem solving, SWOT, the 6 C's of decision making, how to's and more.
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