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ERIC Number: ED102077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 128
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The Universal Traveler, A Soft-Systems Guide to: Creativity, Problem Solving, and the Process of Reaching Goals. [Revised Edition.]
Koberg, Don; Bagnall, Jim
This publication provides an organizational scheme for a creative problem solving process. The authors indicate that all problems can benefit from the same logical and orderly process now employed to solve many complex problems. The principles remain constant; only specific methods change. Chapter 1 analyzes the development of creativity and fear which blocks the creative problem solving process. Seven logical sequences of events in creative problem solving are examined in depth in chapter 2 and include: (1) acceptance of the situation, (2) analysis of the problem, (3) definition of the problem, (4) ideation of goals and solutions, (5) selection of solution methods, (6) implementation of solution techniques, and (7) evaluation of results. Chapter 3 offers a series of supplemental activities and suggestions for increasing creativity, defining measurable objectives, communicating with people, and learning to know yourself better. Each chapter contains a list of practical problem solving tips, definitions of terms, and suggested readings. (Author/DE)
William Kaufman, Inc., One First Street, Los Altos, California 94022 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Books
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