Problem-Solving Skills for University Success

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About this course: In this course, you will learn how to develop your Problem Solving and Creativity Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies. After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Recognise the importance and function of problem solving and creative thought within academic study and the role of critical thought in creative ideation. 2. Develop a toolkit to be able to identify real problems and goals within ill-defined problems 3. Recognize and apply analytical problem solving techniques 4. Recognise and apply creative problem solving techniques 5. Identify the use of creativity within and types of problems most common to your field 6. Apply learnt p…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: In this course, you will learn how to develop your Problem Solving and Creativity Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies. After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Recognise the importance and function of problem solving and creative thought within academic study and the role of critical thought in creative ideation. 2. Develop a toolkit to be able to identify real problems and goals within ill-defined problems 3. Recognize and apply analytical problem solving techniques 4. Recognise and apply creative problem solving techniques 5. Identify the use of creativity within and types of problems most common to your field 6. Apply learnt problem solving and creative ideation skills to a real-life context and reflect on personal learning processes

Who is this class for: This course is a high-level academic skills course designed to increase your level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of your studies in an English-medium university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture. The course may also benefit learners who have already commenced their studies and would like to further improve their academic skills to support and increase their chance for success at university.

Created by:  The University of Sydney
  • Taught by:  Katherine Olston, Deputy Director (Digital Learning)

    University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching
  • Taught by:  Lydia Dutcher, Education Manager, Graduate Programs

    Centre for English Teaching
Basic Info Course 2 of 5 in the Academic Skills for University Success Specialization Level Beginner Commitment 6 weeks of study, 2 - 4 hours per week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.4 stars Average User Rating 4.4See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Introduction to Problem-Solving Skills for University Success



After this module, you will be able to 1. Understand the structure & expectations of the course 2. Understand expectations about Problem-Solving within academic culture 3. Articulate the skills & dispositions needed for Problem-Solving 4. Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues related to academic integrity surrounding Problem-Solving


6 videos, 8 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Welcome to the Academic Skills for University Success Specialization!
  2. Reading: Overview of Weekly Topics & Learning Outcomes
  3. Reading: Problem-Solving Skills Assessment Overview
  4. Reading: Glossary of Terms
  5. Reading: Acknowledgements
  6. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  7. Discussion Prompt: Brain Teaser: "The Deadly Lion"
  8. Video: 1.1a Introduction to the Course
  9. Discussion Prompt: 1.1 Introduction Forum
  10. Practice Quiz: 1.1. Review
  11. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  12. Video: 1.2a Introduction to Academic Culture
  13. Video: 1.2b Introduction to Problem Solving
  14. Practice Quiz: 1.2 Review
  15. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  16. Video: 1.3a Survival Skills for University
  17. Practice Quiz: 1.3 Review
  18. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  19. Video: 1.4 Academic Integrity
  20. Discussion Prompt: 1.4 Academic Integrity
  21. Practice Quiz: 1.4 Review

Graded: Summative Quiz - Module 1
Graded: Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 1

WEEK 2


Categorise Problems & The Problem-Solving Process



After this module, you will be able to 1. Categorize different problems based on their type 2. Identify the different problem types most common at university 3. Recognise language associated with descriptive & analytical problem types 4. Recognise & apply the four-step problem solving process


9 videos, 4 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  2. Discussion Prompt: Brain Teaser: Coloured Hats
  3. Video: 2.1a Defining Problems
  4. Video: 2.1b Categorizing Problems 1
  5. Video: 2.1c Categorizing Problems 2
  6. Video: 2.1d Problems in Different Fields
  7. Discussion Prompt: Types of Problems
  8. Practice Quiz: 2.1 Review
  9. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  10. Video: 2.2a Descriptive Tasks and Problems
  11. Practice Quiz: 2.2 Review
  12. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  13. Video: 2.3a Analytical Tasks
  14. Video: 2.3b Analytical Problems
  15. Practice Quiz: 2.3 Review
  16. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  17. Video: 2.4a The Problem Solving Process
  18. Video: 2.4b The Problem Solving Process
  19. Practice Quiz: 2.4 Review
  20. Discussion Prompt: The Problem-Solving Process

Graded: Summative Quiz - Module 2
Graded: Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 2

WEEK 3


Understanding Problems, Generating Solutions & Solution Paths



After this module, you will be able to 1. Apply strategies to help you better understand a problem & identify the goal of a problem 2. Generate ideas or approaches for solving a problem 3. Apply strategies to help you find alternative solutions 4. Recognise the place of research & evidence in problem solving 5. Identify & justify formulas, theories or outside tools required for problem solving.


8 videos, 6 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  2. Discussion Prompt: Brain Teaser: Prince's Dilemma
  3. Video: 3.1a Understanding the Problem
  4. Video: 3.1b Strategies for Understanding and Beginning the Problem
  5. Video: 3.1c Check your Marking Criteria!
  6. Reading: 3.1d Strategies for Understanding the Problem
  7. Practice Quiz: 3.1 Review
  8. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  9. Video: 3.2a Starting with What you Know
  10. Discussion Prompt: Starting with What you Know
  11. Reading: 3.2b Brainstorms & Mind-Maps explained
  12. Practice Quiz: 3.2 Review
  13. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  14. Video: 3.3a Using Specialized Knowledge
  15. Practice Quiz: 3.3 Review
  16. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  17. Video: 3.4a Problem-Solving with Special Cases
  18. Video: 3.4b Strategies for Problem-Solving with Specialized Knowledge & Special Cases
  19. Video: 3.4c Using Special Cases to Solve Problems
  20. Discussion Prompt: Understanding the Problem
  21. Practice Quiz: 3.4 Review

Graded: Summative Quiz - Module 3
Graded: Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 3

WEEK 4


Taking Creative & Critical Approaches to Solving Problems, & Evaluating Solutions



After this module, you will be able to 1. Change analogies & viewpoints to solve problems. 2. Apply a variety of forms of reasoning & thinking. 3. Employ creative techniques to the solution of problems. 4. Evaluate a number of solutions to a problem to determine the best one.


9 videos, 5 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  2. Discussion Prompt: Brain Teaser: 9 Dot Problem
  3. Video: 4.1a Seeking Different Perspectives
  4. Video: 4.1b Learning from Other People
  5. Discussion Prompt: Traffic Control Insight
  6. Practice Quiz: 4.1 Review
  7. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  8. Video: 4.2a Applying Forms of Reasoning and Thinking
  9. Video: 4.2b Questioning Assumptions & Considering Alternatives
  10. Video: Questioning Assumptions: The 9 Dot Problem
  11. Practice Quiz: 4.2 Review
  12. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  13. Video: 4.3a Using Creative Strategies
  14. Video: 4.3b The Importance of Creativity
  15. Reading: 4.3c Creative Ideation Strategies
  16. Practice Quiz: 4.3 Review
  17. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  18. Video: 4.4a Evaluating Solutions
  19. Video: 4.4b Strategies for Evaluating Solutions
  20. Discussion Prompt: Evaluating Solutions
  21. Practice Quiz: 4.4 Review

Graded: Summative Quiz - Module 4
Graded: Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 4

WEEK 5


Communicating Solutions & Solving Problems in Academic Life



After this module, you will be able to 1. Communicate your solutions to problems to your audience. 2. Study for university exams, & communicate your solutions to problems in exams. 3. Deal with competing priorities at university. 4. Find solutions to problems that can occur at university.


10 videos, 6 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  2. Discussion Prompt: Brain Teaser: The Trolley Problem
  3. Video: 5.1a Communicating Solutions
  4. Video: 5.1b Communicating Solutions in Written & Oral Form
  5. Practice Quiz: 5.1 Review
  6. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  7. Video: 5.2a Communicating Solutions in Exams
  8. Reading: 5.2b Exam Checklist
  9. Discussion Prompt: Exam Strategies
  10. Practice Quiz: 5.2 Review
  11. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  12. Video: 5.3a Group Problem Solving
  13. Video: 5.3b Solving Group Problems
  14. Video: 5.3c Group Work at University
  15. Reading: 5.3d Active Listening Techniques
  16. Practice Quiz: 5.3 Review
  17. Reading: Learning Outcomes
  18. Video: 5.4a Problems, Problems, Problems
  19. Video: 5.4b Organisation & Time Management
  20. Video: 5.4c Learning to De-Stress & Let Things Go
  21. Video: 5.4d Where to Find Help
  22. Practice Quiz: 5.4 Review
  23. Discussion Prompt: Spy Game

Graded: Summative Quiz - Module 5
Graded: Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 5

WEEK 6


Summative Assessment



3 readings expand


  1. Discussion Prompt: End Of Course Discussion
  2. Reading: Summative Assessment Overview
  3. Reading: How to mark your peers' assignments
  4. Reading: Practice peer making activity answers

Graded: Describing your Problem-Solving Processes

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