General Education Resources
PROBLEM SOLVING is the process of designing and evaluating strategies to answer open-ended questions or achieve desired goals.
People with a general education define and solve problems by seeking and identifying relevant contextual information, formulating strategies, and proposing and evaluating potential solutions.
Students who have problem solving skills can:
- construct clear and insightful problem statements that prioritize relevant contextual factors
- identify multiple approaches for solving the problem within the given context
- design and fully explain proposed solutions that demonstrate deep comprehension of the problem
- evaluate the feasibility of solutions considering aspects such as the historical context and ethical, legal, or practical impact of potential solutions
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