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1 How to Identify Challenges I Future Problem Solving Training

2 How Can You Become More Creative? By Learning Skills By Learning Skills And Practicing Them And Practicing Them

3 The First Step in FPS In Math you are given a Problem and asked to find a Solution. In Math you are given a Problem and asked to find a Solution. In FPS you are given a Situation and asked to find the Problems. In FPS you are given a Situation and asked to find the Problems. The FPS word for Problem is Challenge. The FPS word for Situation is Scene. The FPS word for Problem is Challenge. The FPS word for Situation is Scene. Finding many Challenges in an FPS Scene is the first step. Finding many Challenges in an FPS Scene is the first step.

4 The First Step in FPS You will want to read FPS Scenes with paper and a pencil ready to catch all of your ideas. You will want to read FPS Scenes with paper and a pencil ready to catch all of your ideas.

5 The First Step in FPS There are 5 more steps to FPS but I want you to get really good at Finding Challenges before we go on. There are 5 more steps to FPS but I want you to get really good at Finding Challenges before we go on. (Be sure your Challenges arent really Solutions: #3.) The six-step Future Problem Solving model: 1.Identify Challenges in the Future Scene 2.Select an Underlying Problem 3.Produce Solution Ideas to the Underlying Problem 4.Generate and Select Criteria to Evaluate Solution Ideas 5.Apply Criteria to Solution Ideas 6.Develop an Action Plan

6 The First Step in FPS FPS Scenes are usually pretty detailed. FPS Scenes are usually pretty detailed. To get good practice at quickly finding challenges, lets start with some Newspaper Headlines from Aug. 15 in USA Today To get good practice at quickly finding challenges, lets start with some Newspaper Headlines from Aug. 15 in USA Today Dont worry if you are not sure about the issues. Just be able to justify your work according to what you think they are. Dont worry if you are not sure about the issues. Just be able to justify your work according to what you think they are.

7 Find 5 Challenges For this Newspaper Headline NASA orders shuttle astronauts to cut spacewalk short NASA orders shuttle astronauts to cut spacewalk short

8 Here are my 5 Challenges NASA orders shuttle astronauts to cut spacewalk short NASA orders shuttle astronauts to cut spacewalk short 1. Too little time, too much to do 2. NASA is too bossy 3. Astronauts enjoy long space walks 4. Shuttles are too small 5. Spacewalking is dangerous

9 Find 1 Solution for each Challenge 1. Too little time, too much to do 2. NASA is too bossy 3. Astronauts enjoy long space walks 4. Shuttles are too small 5. Spacewalking is dangerous

10 Here are my Solutions 1. There is too much to do… Give them fewer tasks 2. NASA is too bossy…Arrange for better training for NASA bosses 3. Astronauts enjoy long space walks… Make space suits uncomfortable 4. Shuttles are too small…Make shuttles larger 5. Spacewalking is dangerous... Take space guns along

11 1. There is too much to do… Give them fewer tasks 2. NASA is too bossy…Arrange for better boss training 3. Astronauts enjoy long space walks… Make space suits uncomfortable 4. Shuttles are too small…Make shuttles larger 5. Spacewalking is dangerous... Take space guns along Can you see how each answer only makes sense for the challenge it addresses? Which Challenge do you think NASA would take seriously?

12 USA Today You can go to this site to see what the real problem was: USA Today Article You can go to this site to see what the real problem was: USA Today Article USA Today Article USA Today Article

13 Find 5 Challenges for this Headline 3 pygmy whales beached in South Carolina 3 pygmy whales beached in South Carolina

14 See if you can find 3 challenges for each of these headlines. A. Indiana State Fair bans trans fats Indiana State Fair bans trans fats Indiana State Fair bans trans fats B. Tropical Storm Erin forms in Gulf Tropical Storm Erin forms in Gulf Tropical Storm Erin forms in Gulf C. Home sales off 11% but prices show positive signs Home sales off 11% but prices show positive signs Home sales off 11% but prices show positive signs A B C

15 The First Step in FPS For more practice, pick up todays Times-News. For more practice, pick up todays Times-News. Choose an interesting Headline, perhaps one that you know a little about. Choose an interesting Headline, perhaps one that you know a little about. See if you can find 5 Challenges for that Headline. See if you can find 5 Challenges for that Headline.

16 You are on your way to Many great Ideas!


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