Your company is stressing a new philosophy: “Problem-solving is our business.” Artists use problem-solving on a daily basis. For example, a painter might have a problem of depth within a picture plane. He/She would first need to recognize the issue, then visualize a solution and execute it. As problem-solving requires critical thinking and critical thinking requires creativity, you realize you will need to keep tremendous focus if you want to excel at your job

Your company is stressing a new philosophy: “Problem-solving is our business.” Artists use problem-solving on a daily basis. For example, a painter might have a problem of depth within a picture plane. He/She would first need to recognize the issue, then visualize a solution and execute it. As problem-solving requires critical thinking and critical thinking requires creativity, you realize you will need to keep tremendous focus if you want to excel at your job

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Competency

Formulate systems to utilize the benefits of art and apply them to everyday life and the workplace.

Instructions

Your company is stressing a new philosophy: “Problem-solving is our business.” Artists use problem-solving on a daily basis. For example, a painter might have a problem of depth within a picture plane. He/She would first need to recognize the issue, then visualize a solution and execute it. As problem-solving requires critical thinking and critical thinking requires creativity, you realize you will need to keep tremendous focus if you want to excel at your job. That means idea creation, and with that, you will need to exercise those parts of the brain that stimulate new ideas. To do this, you will create hypothetical scenarios and try to solve the equations, so to speak. By engaging in this process, perhaps you will find similarities in the problem-solving paths that connect to your own life.

  1. Identify three problems that people might encounter in their everyday lives. These can be even the most basic of life’s inconveniences. For example, changing a tire.
  2. For each of these scenarios, create a timeline that maps out how to overcome these issues.
  3. For each scenario, provide three possible outcomes for each.
  4. Connect the problem-solving process of one of these scenarios to your own experience.
  5. Recognize and describe some obstacle you might encounter in your process idea creation.

In the end, you should have three problems, nine solutions, one problem of your own, and possible obstacles.

 

Grading Rubric

FFCBA01234No PassNo PassCompetenceProficiencyMasteryNot SubmittedStudent lists problems, but they are incomplete.Student lists problems, but lacks complete identification or explanation of some basic elements.Student lists problems, including identification of a strong majority of elements, but explanation lacks detail.Student lists problems, including identification of a strong majority of elements, and includes excellent descriptive details.Not SubmittedStudent provides timelines, but they are incomplete.Student provides timelines, but significantly underdeveloped analysis of how to overcome problems.Student provides timelines, descriptions of scenarios are clear, but lacks analysis of how to overcome problems.Student provides timelines, descriptions of scenarios are clear, analysis of how to overcome problems is provided in detail.Not SubmittedStudent provides a list of outcomes with no explanation.Student compiles example outcomes, with limited analysis or description.Student compiles example outcomes, with detailed analysis, but the communication of ideas is unclear.Student compiles example outcomes with detailed analysis, and the communication of ideas is fully developed.Not SubmittedStudent connects the scenario to a personal experience, but with no detail.Student connects scenario to a personal experience with some detail.Student connects scenario to personal experience with detail and some analysis.Student connects scenario to personal experience with extensive detail and fully developed analysis.Not SubmittedStudent only lists obstacles.

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