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Critical & Creative Thinking - OER & More Resources: Problem Solving

Understanding, for better or worse, starts with entertaining the idea that something is true. The brain tries to make thinking easier by creating heuristics, but sometimes these are inaccurate. Therefore you must be vigilant in evaluating any assumption.

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



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)


Working backward to solve problems - Maurice Ashley

Lumen Learning - AIDA Model Stages

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