Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Creative Problem Solving
January 2022 – Present.
45 hours (15 weeks).
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: differentiate between inductive and deductive types of reasoning; identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions; distinguish algorithms, heuristics and hypotheses; think creatively; use skills such as cause/effect, comparison, classification, sequencing, counterfactuals, analogies, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing; analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems; reflect critically on learning experiences and processes; articulate personal, academic and vocational goals; analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs; interpret information and draw conclusions; clarify values and identify wants and needs; resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts effectively.
Instruction is offered via a classroom-based approach accompanied by supplemental readings, homework, problem-solving exercises, interaction with instructor, and a collaborative final project. Major topics include: Arguments, claims and supporting evidence; explanations and reasoning; introductory behavioral, biopsychological, cognitive and developmental psychology; assumptions, injections, desirable and undesirable effects; ambitious targets, intermediate objectives and obstacles; critical thinking and systems thinking; Conflict Resolution Clouds; Theory of Constraints and Thinking Process tools.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in General Education, Business, Psychology, Humanities, or Human Services (4/22).