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  • Pers Dev Series: Possible to Teach Problem-Solving

  • Summary

    Creative problem solving is increasingly in demand from employers. How do we foster that type of thinking and grow that skillset in students?

    The Princeton University Career Services office has developed a five-step rubric of transformational logic to better understand how to solve problems creatively. Learn how to use the rubric and continue through the development process to the second step, interlude for scanning, which is – a mental state that allows reasoning to gain control over analytical thinking. End with practical suggestions for encouraging this type of thinking.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Analyze the difference between a technical solution and a creative or transformational solution;
    • Apply the five-step template for understanding how creative problem solving occurs; and
    • Construct practical approaches to encourage students’ creative problem-solving skills

    Presenter: Matt Frawley, Senior Associate Director, Princeton University Career Services

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