Problem Solving

Defining the problem and
Choosing Strategies for Seeking
Information

Outline
Definition -- Sample

Meaning and People Involved: What
does ―it‖ mean? Whose problem is it?
Where does it happen?

Assumption (1): Why is it a problem?

Assumption (2): Why does the problem
need to be solved? What can be
accomplished?

Scope and Related Areas: Is the
problem too big for you to solve? How
can the problem be divided into
different aspects?
B. Information Seeking Strategies
C. The following steps in problem solving
A.

but we need to have more choices and also develop our personal sense of styles. Shop with a need and with an awareness of what‘s in your wardrobe. etc. false sense of identity  Whose – Not only those interested in catching the trend. etc. but all the clothing manufacturers and consumers. . Definition  Meaning and People Involved:  Fashion leads to limited choices.  shopping strategies – say no to whatever is ‗said‘ to be fashionable.  Assumption (2): Why does the problem need to be solved? What can be accomplished?  Solved in a limited way and on a personal level.  Scope and Related Areas:  know our bodies and develop a sense of color combination.Sample –‖It‘s all fashion‘s fault‖ A.  collection strategies – clear organization.  Assumption (1): It‘s natural to use clothing to express ourselves. rigid value standards.

Literature review: Data collection: Magazine – language used to construct our identity. and mentally remember the saleswomen‘s persuasive skills. ask for recommendations. II.    Internet – public opinions and BBS. . Take pictures on the streets to find some patterns in people‘s dressing.Sample –‖It‘s all fashion‘s fault‖ Information Seeking Strategies I. Go to some stores. III.

g.What does it mean?  How to overcome the bottleneck of language learning  How to identify and solve language learning problems  kinds      Meaningful exposure to the language Emotional blocks to language learning (e. speaking) Mismatch between learning style and learning situation Lack of encouragement and accountability Lack of motivation or plan .

g. 3. marriage) Desired Results? For understanding.What does it mean?  1. Purpose of Talk – communication. confession. 2. with a specific goal (e. agreement or more active support. . How to Talk About My Love Relationship With My Parents? Context definition: kinds of parents and kinds of love.

Interests.Sleep. 2. 憂鬱 (Depression.季節性憂 鬱症 (SAD) Major Depression . . Concentration. Obsessive Compulsive.輕鬱症. Eating and weight. Inactivity.重鬱症 ),躁症 (Mania. Death.What does it mean?    Depression: kinds  1. Manic Depression). Phobic. Fatigue.) Anxiety – Panic. Motor activity. Self-worth. 2 (symptoms: Mood.

Whose problem is it?  How to gain weight     Those under weight? (Proper Weight And BMI Chart) Those who want to be slim? With anorexia? Actors and actresses? How to deal with exercise-addiction   How much is too much? (Different from ‗positive addiction‘ source) How about those who play basketball for a whole afternoon? .

Where does it happen?  second-hand smoking    On campus and outside of classrooms? Aren‘t no-smoking signs put up in many places? In a taxi? We can ask taxi-drivers to stop smoking. In some pubs? . but not to never smoke.

Is it possible to have life-long friendship? Or life-long memory of some friendship? English dept’s giving lower grades.Assumption (1): Why is it a problem?  Keeping life-long friendship with a good old friend who is hard to see. Is it true? In all the classes? Why? Not harmful to one’s learning.    Friendship is to be nourished by both involved. but -- .

流浪到 輔大 狗兒的新家. Doggy Club. 清大成立「關懷生命社」. 交大流浪狗問題多 (source) .Assumption (2): Why does the problem need to be solved? Can the problems be solved by you?     Stray dogs on campus FJ --與流浪狗共舞:我們的校犬」.

Assumption:    understand your roommates. the types of problems (Does your schedule really bother your roommates? The reasons for the conflicts) Understand your relationship without assuming too much.  Are you nodding acquaintances. through efficient communication to overcome schedule conflicts. close friends or strangers to each other? .Scope and Structure:  How to get along with roommates (general reference) – Narrow down!!! Do you have concrete examples?    after some conflicts.

Scope and Structure:  how to get along with roommates –   Mental preparation.g. Conflict Resolution Skills e. 1 .

 Can we really change a person?  .Scope and Structure:  How to deal with a friend who is used to see the dark-side of the world?  Definition/Assumption – What is ‗dark-side‘ or pessimism? How is it different from being realistic or cynical?  your relationship with this person and the degree of his pessimism.

Is the problem too big for you to solve?  Craze for Learning English – best and economical ways of learning English     Age level—college students? Or high school students? Motivation & Self-Learning abilities Family background Existing learning strategies .

function and meaning.How can the problem be divided into different aspects?      poor vocabulary Counter example: 陳俊生 71快速記憶學校 Purpose.  Strategies External factors (your age. its collocations. Learning habits. Definition: knowing a word is about knowing:    the form. its grammatical use. etc.) .

How can the problem be divided into different aspects? Anxiety or depression –  Kind     External reasons Psychological reasons Physical reasons .

Internet – general information (e. Library Research/Literature review: poor III. keep life-long friendship. overcome the anxiety in the daily life.Information Seeking Strategies II. public opinions and BBS.g. Raw Data collection: I.    vocabulary Asking around Case study – Depression.How to deal with the problem of stray dogs on campus. How to gain weight. the bottleneck of language learning. secondhand smoking . pessimistic friends. exercise-addiction Policy reading -. on psychology). how to get along with roommates.

(Responding to what is asked for.) Devising a plan.The following steps in problem solving  Problem Solving     Understanding the problem.) Carrying out the plan.) Looking back. . (Recognizing what is asked for. (Developing the result of the response.

Evaluate Process and Product (source) . Information Seeking Strategies 3.The following steps in problem solving  The Big Six in information management -      1. Task Definition 2. Location and Access information 4. Use of Information 5. Synthesize and present the information to Offer Solutions 6.

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.