Code, Strategy and Management. Fields most often related to advanced, high-paying careers and more often than not, the most difficult fields to succeed in.
Aspects related to modern careers and leadership roles are more intensive and require smarter thinkers who can think their way out of a problem.
Now, wherein the idea of problem-solving draws debates from educationists and students alike, there still hasn’t been a viable change in pedagogy when it comes to training for intensive, modern careers. Schools, colleges and even internship camps do not offer much use except popping a useless certificate once in a while - much less than the necessary nudge they should provide for fulfilling industry experience.
On those grounds, one might wonder on the utility of a classroom or even a classic curriculum in shaping these career paths. And while we won’t go as far as to say that schools fail students 'cough' GaryVee 'cough', we still believe that schools only cover a bell curve average to cater all students in a classroom.
So the question is - how can you start thinking on a problem set? And where does the buck start with nurturing grade-A thinkers?
Well, as pragmatic as we’d like to be, the notion of critical thinking with problem-solving can be learned at any age - irrespective of the level of education.
Now, we do not mean that a commerce graduate could pick Python in a day, but one can analyze problems and break it down to solvable chunks.
In essence, all that encompasses working on a problem runs with 1 idea - deconstructing the essence and building meaning out of a probable solution. To get a better hang of it, imagine working on an algorithm and understanding its sphere of operation and utility.
Here are a few facets related to optimized problem solving that you’d like to dive into before getting into that new problem set -
Time: Creating time loops peppered with training sessions, application of concepts and reiteration of learning
Opportunities: Creating a purposeful trajectory that maps learnt concepts to their applications in real life-promoting curiosity and hand-to-hand problem analysis
Structures and Routines: Creating patterns and casts to create ingrained habits aimed at thought rather than rote.
Language tenacity: Incorporation of metaphors, jargons or field-speak.
Model Creation: Mapping language, structure and problem onto a model to derive multiple solutions in quick succession - you can think of a chess opening to get a better hang of model creation. Once established, a model or a framework lets you tinker with probable solutions for a problem set
Interactions with Hard Facts: Application, Analysis and Feedback. Getting into that maker mindset
Other than these segments, there is an oddity that establishes critical thinking and problem-solving at different stages of a process. Devised by author, Tim Hurson, the Hurson's Productive Thinking Model helps get a better understanding of the problems you face at hand, and you come up with better ideas and solutions.
The model presents a structured framework for solving problems creatively. The model consists of six steps, as follows:
- Ask "What is going on?"
- Ask "What is success in this case?"
- Ask "What is the question?"
- Generate answers.
- Forge the solution.
- Align resources.
Once these steps have been answered, the idea of a problem or getting stuck might not appear to be that much of a hassle - in any field.
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