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Do you want to improve how you solve problems?
Then this course is for you. The purpose of this course is to teach the basic skills of creative problem solving. In this course you will learn: what a problem really is, how to think creatively about problems and how to solve problems effectively.
The course takes about five hours to complete. The course follows a set group of modules where you go through the basic ideas, assess your skills, then apply what you have learned. You get everything you need in the course including handouts, videos and all kinds of other materials.
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|Section 1: What is problem solving?|
In this first lecture I discuss the basic premise of what problem solving is and how it works. I take the core ideas of problem solving and break it down.
In this lecture we discuss some general ways people solve problems. These includes guessing strategies and three different ways a problem can be solved.
|Section 2: Simulation - Apply Generic Strategies to Solve a problem|
Solution # 1 - Do Nothing - Audio
Solution # 2 - Ressolving the Problem - Audio
Solution # 3 - Dissolving the Problem - Audio
|Quiz 1||1 question|
Pick which solution you thought was creative
|Section 3: Creative Problem Solving|
This video discusses the basics of creative problem solving. It demonstrates how to follow 4 simple processes to ensure creative problem solving.
In this section we discuss the five D's of creative problem solving. Following this framework should enable you to successfully solve any problem.
|Section 4: Problem Solving Case Study|
This is the solution to applying the five D framework.
This video demonstrates four high level techniques for creative problem solving.
|Section 5: Problem Solving Quiz - Test your skills|
What is a 'creative' solution?
I am a senior lecturer in business at Griffith University. I teach management, information systems and problem solving courses at this institution. I have published over 22 articles in my field. My passion in life is to help people solve problems more effectively. I love it so much I made this course.