Discussion 1: Problem Solving
Consider the following scenario: You are trying to complete a difficult assignment, and you become “stuck” on a specific problem, question, or detail. You are tired, hungry, and frustrated and have difficulty coming to a resolution. Eventually, you give up or take a break and move on to another activity.
Later, while you are cooking dinner, jogging down the street, or taking a shower, the answer comes. Out of thin air, you have solved a problem that you had stopped thinking about. How might this phenomenon be possible?
For this Discussion, you consider barriers to problem solving. You also explain how one might overcome such barriers.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 3
Post a brief description of two examples when you encountered barriers to problem solving. Then explain the steps you took to overcome the barriers in each example. Finally, explain strategies to enhance problem-solving skills. Support your response with references to the Learning Resources and current literature.