When faced with a problem what do you do to solve it? This assignment asks you to apply a six-step to problem solving process to a specific problem scenario. You will write a paper that presents a synthesis of your ideas about solving the problem using this systematic approach. As Voltaire said No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Scenario :Your child comes home from school with an assignment sheet for a school project. He / she is very excited about the project and begins work immediately doing research on the Internet and gathering materials. You read over the assignment sheet and notice that your child is not including all of the required items in the project and you have some ideas for how to improve the quality of the presentation. You recently read an article in a parenting magazine about the importance of a child developing responsibility for his/ her own learning. You recall the many ways in which your parents took over your school projects. You on the other hand want to encourage your childs confidence in his / her ability to complete a project independently. The next day you are at the grocery store when you see a parent of a student in your childs class. That parent has spent over $30 in supplies for the science project and is taking a day off of work to put the pieces of the project together.
Review the six-step problem solving process outlined in the webtext based on the article The Problem Solving Process located athttp://www.gdrc.org/decision/problem-solve.html:
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:1. Define the problem in the scenario that you have chosen.2. Analyze the problem in the scenario.3. Generate options for solving the problem in the scenario.4. Evaluate the options for solving the problem.5. Decide on the best option for solving the problem.6. Explain how you will implement the decision made and reflect on whether this option was the most effective.
The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: