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Creative Problem Solving

This course will help you to become a master problem solver. We cover the process of becoming a problem solving master
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Created by Luke Houghton
Last updated 9/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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.

Who is the target audience?
  • young working people
  • people looking to improve their problem solving skills
  • anybody interested in improving their problem solving skills
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the process of creative problem solving
Learn what a problem is
Learn techniques of creative problem solving
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 10 Lectures Collapse All 10 Lectures 01:03:12
What is problem solving?
2 Lectures 20:22

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.

Preview 08:18

In this lecture we discuss some general ways people solve problems. These includes guessing strategies and three different ways a problem can be solved.

Generic Problem Solving Strategies
Simulation - Apply Generic Strategies to Solve a problem
4 Lectures 04:06
Simulation Exercise
2 pages

Solution # 1 - Do Nothing - Audio

Solution # 2 - Ressolving the Problem - Audio

Solution # 3 - Dissolving the Problem - Audio

Pick which solution you thought was creative

Which solution was the creative one?
1 question
Creative Problem Solving
2 Lectures 15:09

This video discusses the basics of creative problem solving. It demonstrates how to follow 4 simple processes to ensure creative problem solving.

Preview 10:03

In this section we discuss the five D's of creative problem solving. Following this framework should enable you to successfully solve any problem.

Applying Creative Thinking to Problem Solving
Problem Solving Case Study
2 Lectures 21:35

This is the solution to applying the five D framework.

Problem Solving Case Study

This video demonstrates four high level techniques for creative problem solving.

Preview 13:28
Problem Solving Quiz - Test your skills
0 Lectures 00:00
What is a 'creative' solution?
4 questions
About the Instructor
2.5 Average rating
3 Reviews
55 Students
2 Courses
Senior Lecturer at Griffith University

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.

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