Course summary

Real world problem-solving and innovation are skills that are integral to living and working in the 21st century. Educators can provide young people with opportunities to engage in real world problems and to apply their solutions or ideas in practice. This course defines what we mean by problem-solving and the dimensions that should be present in such activities.

Course Objectives

To frame and answer the following questions:

  • What are the big ideas in problem-solving and innovation?
  • What are the problems experienced by real people?
  • Are there specific, explicit contexts for problem-solving?
  • How can actual data be used to solve a problem?