Problem solving is a critical entrepreneurial skills. As part of the preparation process for you to become young entrepreneurs, it's essential to have a clear understanding of the latest problem solving techniques which is 'The Solution Fluency'.
The solution fluency is an element of the 6 future fluencies and is defined as the ability to think creatively to solve problems in real time by clearly defining the problem, designing an appropriate solution, applying the solution then evaluating the process and the outcome.
Your Task is to respond to the business challenges of RealEdu using the solution fluency as a problem solving techniques.
The 6 D’s of the solution fluency:
Define: Identify the problem and plan where to go before starting. Skills include restating or rephrasing the problem, challenging assumptions, gathering facts, and considering the challenge from multiple perspectives.
Discover: This is the exploration stage. Skills include determining where the information is, skimming, scanning, and scouring the information for background filtering, and taking smart notes.
Dream: Dream is a whole-mind process, one that allows us to imagine the solution as it will exist in the future. Skills include generating wishes, exploring possibilities, and imagining best case scenarios.
Design: This is the process of gap analysis, breaking out all the necessary steps to get us from here to there. Skills include having a clear idea of how to do the task, starting with the end in mind and building steps backwards, and writing instructions in small increments that are easy to follow, positive and logical.
Deliver: Putting the plan into action and making the dream into a reality is delivering the solution. There are two components: produce and publish. Skills include identifying the best format for presenting and using that format to present the information or solution to the problem.
Debrief: An opportunity for students to self and peer assess; it’s a chance to look at the final product and the process to determine what was done well and what could have been done differently. Skills include reflecting on the process and the product, acting on the reflections, and internalizing the new learnings and understandings.
The process of Solution Fluency is not a linear one, but a cyclical one. At any stage, learners may need to revisit a step in the process. A teacher needs to guide her students and offer feedback as the students work through the steps.