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Human Relations - Topics & Resources: Problem Solving

Think Small to Solve Big Problems, with Stephen Dubner

IDEAL method of problem solving: IDEAL (Identify, Define, Explore, Act, Look)

INTENTIONALLY attempt to IDENTIFY Problems and treat them as opportunities.

DEVELOP an Understanding of Problems and DEFINE Your Goals.

EXPLORE Possible Strategies and EVALUATE How They Fit Your Goals

ANTICIPATE and then ACT

LOOK Back and LEARN

This resource is not OER, it is under copyright, however it is widely used and can be cited as a resource.   Commentary and suggestions for how it could be adapted to your work is appropriate.

"Theory of Inventive Problem Solving." (TRIZ)

Models

Working backward to solve problems - Maurice Ashley

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