“ Imagination is more important than knowledge” -Albert Einstein
“ Originality is simply a fresh pair of eyes.” - Woodrow Wilson
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.
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.
Program Objectives (2 of 2)
Please write a One Sentence Definition of
PROBLEM SOLVING and DECISION MAKING.
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.
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.
“ Problem solving is a cognitive processing directed at achieving a goal where no solution method is obvious to the problem solver.”
Definitions (3 of 3) Critical Thinking Defined “ Purposeful mental activity that helps formulate or solve problems, make decisions, or fulfill a desire to understand.”
Teaching Problem Solving Skills Is it possible to teach problem solving skills?
What Skills Do You Use In Problem Solving?
What processes do you use?
Can you explain them to another person?
Do these processes vary depending upon the problem?
How Do You Solve Problems?
Problem Solving People?
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.