CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

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Faiza Amanat Ali Baber Dhani bakhs Ameer Hamza Asma siddique Abdul rab Ali Asghar Aisha Israr Asad Hasan Khan

Creative Thinking Characteristics of the Creative thinker Problem Solving Tools Stages of creative problem solving Creative Problem Solving Skills Negative Attitudes That Block Creativity Problem Solving Hints and Wisdom Develop Your Problem Solving Skills Positive Attitudes for Creative problem solving Basic Guidelines to Problem Solving CONCLUSION .Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • Creative Problem Solving What is creativity? Critical Thinking vs.

Creative Problem Solving • Creative problem solving is the mental process of creating a solution to a problem. . It is a special form of problem solving in which the solution is independently created rather than learned with assistance.

What is creativity? Creativity is: • An Ability • An Attitude • A Process .

Critical Thinking analytic probability left brain verbal reasoning yes but Creative Thinking generative possibility right brain visual richness. novelty yes and .

Characteristics of the Creative thinker • • • • • • • • Curious Seeks problems Enjoys challenge Optimistic Comfortable with imagination Sees problems as opportunities Sees problems as interesting Doesn't give up easily: perseveres. works hard .

Problem Solving: 3 Highly Effective Tools 1. Using The APC Tool For Problem Solving 2. Using "The Ideal Solution Method“ 3. The TEC Framework .

) 1.Choices (focusing.Alternatives (thinking of alternatives) P-Possibilities (alternatives opens up possibilities) C. Using The APC Tool For Problem Solving APC stands for: • • • A.Problem Solving: 3 Highly Effective Tools (contd. concentrating on solutions) .

) Using “The Ideal Solution Method” In this method the alternatives are listed and then ignored. the list of alternatives can be consulted again to see which one of them comes nearest to the 'ideal solution'. .Problem Solving: 3 Highly Effective Tools (contd.

Problem Solving: 3 Highly Effective Tools (contd.Expand and Explore • C .Target • E .Contract and Conclude .) The TEC Framework • T .

STAGES OF CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING • • • • • • Objective Finding (Mess-finding) Fact-finding Problem-Finding Idea-finding Solution finding (Idea evaluation) Acceptance-finding (Idea implementation) .

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Creative Problem Solving Skills • • • • • Step 1:Problem Orientation Step 2: Problem Definition Step 3: Generation of Alternative Solutions Step 4: Decision Making Step 5: Solution Implementation and Verification .

.Creative Problem Solving Skills (contd. don't limit yourself.) • Step 1:Problem Orientation: You should try to approach the situation with confidence and with a willingness to devote some time and effort to finding an appropriate solution to your problem. • Step 2: Problem Definition: It is important to clearly understand the difficulty. • Step 3: Generation of Alternative Solutions: When you start to think of possible solutions. think of as many possible options as you can.

) • Step 4: Decision Making: It is important that you examine each of the options. you give it your best effort. .Creative Problem Solving Skills (contd. • Step 5: Solution Implementation and Verification: when you implement the solution. you should continue to examine the chosen solution and the degree to which it is "solving" your problem. During this stage. and think about how realistic each is.

But I'm not creative. a problem! It can't be done. Oh no. 7. What will people think? I might fail. 4. 2. 5. That's childish. I can't do it.Negative Attitudes That Block Creativity 1. 6. 3. . Or There's nothing I can do.

it is an opportunity to increase the happiness of the world. • Breaking the problem into smaller parts will often make solving it much easier • You can always do something. • A problem is not a punishment. .Problem Solving Hints and Wisdom • Take time to examine and explore the problem thoroughly before setting out in search of a solution.

Problem Solving Hints and Wisdom (contd. • Creativity is the construction of something new out of something old. • Avoid Procrastination. • Remember the critical importance of acceptance in solving problems. .) • Be careful not to look for a solution until you understand the problem.

identify and define the problem • Then construct a strategy • Monitor the entire process • Evaluate your solution .Develop Your Problem Solving Skills • First.

watch out for different restrictions like Financial or time factors • Think that problem-solvers also are creative • Don't criticize yourself .) • Also.Develop Your Problem Solving Skills (contd.

4.Develop Problem Solving Skills in your daily life 1. Avoid the drug Find friends you really trust Handle peer pressure Maintain your values when ethical conflicts arise Communicate honestly with your peers . 2. 5. 3.

4. 3.Positive Attitudes for Creative problem solving 1. Problems lead to improvements 7. A problem can also be a solution . 2. 6. 5. Curiosity Challenge Constructive discontent A belief that most problems can be solved Seeing the good in the bad.

Basic Guidelines to Problem Solving 1. Define the problem a) b) c) d) e) Defining the problem (with input from yourself and others) Defining complex problems Verifying your understanding of the problems Prioritize the problems Understand your role in the problem .

Plan the implementation of the best alternative (this is your action plan) 6.Basic Guidelines to Problem Solving Look at potential causes for the problem 3. Select an approach to resolve the problem 5. Verify if the problem has been resolved or not . Identify alternatives for approaches to resolve the problem 4.

.CONCLUSION • Creative problem solving always involves creativity. but creativity does not necessarily imply that what is created has value or is appreciated by other people. • Creativity requires newness or novelty as a characteristic of what is created.

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