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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (1) Awareness in Problem Solving Dr. E. Cranston and Mr. V. Leung
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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (2) • Emily Cranston: ecranst@mcmaster.ca OFFICE HOURS: Wednesdays 1 pm to 3 pm (JHE A412) • Vince Leung: leungv@mcmaster.ca Due today: Boss Quality 3 (Online) Resubmit corrected outlines and ref. lists Tutorials THIS WEEK: Interviews/resume/CL Housekeeping
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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (3) Next week, Nov. 7th: Term Paper due. – Complete paper (without abstract) – Submit hard copy in class – Submit electronic version to turnitin.com (instructions posted on Avenue) – Graded paper will be handed back for you to make corrections that are due Dec. 5 th + Abstract Housekeeping
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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (4) • Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC): Santiago Faucher and Marko Saban • Take out a piece of paper and write down what your thought the most helpful/ interesting thing was from EACH speaker. (For participation grades-include your name) – IFF you cannot think of something, you can write each one of them a question you thought of after their presentation. Feedback/Follow-up
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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (5) Dr. Faucher: – Make a memorable impression – Highlight your strengths (and uniquenesses) – Show you care and contribute to community Dr. Saban – Be prepared (do your homework, read the book!) – Be able to tell a good story – Be personable but work HARD Take Home Messages
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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (6) Goal: To develop awareness and skill in problem solving. How to: – Talk through your thought processes – Reflect on your thought processes, your feelings and your attitudes – Extend problem solving skills – Self-assess, give and receive feedback Problem Solving
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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (7) • What’s the difference between a problem and an exercise? Problem has a known product/goal but we are unsure how to get there (it’s totally NEW) • Why can’t I just memorize the steps to solve a problem? Important: We will help you succeed! Problem Solving
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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (8) • The case of the hungry grizzly bear (or an exercise in defining the REAL problem) – Don’t be tricked – Minimize time, money and effort – Why we use strategy Problem Solving Fogler, H. S.; LeBlanc, S. E. Strategies for Creative Problem Solving. Prentice Hall: NJ, NY, 1995.
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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (9) • There are various ways to deal with problem solving • The McMaster Problem Solving Program (MPS) is tried, tested and true (Medical school, health science, engineering…) Problem Solving
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2G03 Lecture 7: Awareness in Problem Solving (10) Observations in the 1960’s – Although the average Engineering grad solves 3013 problems in 4 years… – Students could not solve problems if wording was changed – Tried to patch various solutions together – Could not solve industrial problems by
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