Preliminary activity ( Discussion )
There are two things you need to do before continuing with this module:
1. Near the top on the topic home page you will have noticed there is a section about CaseWorld. The activity you are about to complete needs you to be familiar with Gretas case. So before going any further, go to CaseWorld through the link on the topic home page, review the entire casebut please note that the pre-reading for the case is optional. Then come back here to continue.
Identify a problem that you believe needs to be resolved in Gretas case. The problem can relate to any aspect of the caseit can be clinical, professional, social, psychologicalanything.
Using the website you looked at in the previous activity, go through each of the sections and choose one strategy(https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/bcss/news-and-events/psychology-community-activities/over-fifty-problem-solving-strategies-explained )that you would use to complete that phase of the problem solving process .
For each strategy you have selected, reflecton the following questions (notice the elements of thought questions again!):
1. What is the main purpose of this strategy?
2. What is the key question, issue or problemis this strategy addressing?
3. What are the key concepts/ideas you need to understand in order to successfully implement this strategy?
4. What are the main assumptions (what is taken for granted) underlying the strategy?
a) What are the implications/consequences of using this strategy?
b) What are the implications/consequences of if you dontuse this strategy?
Participate in the live online discussion. In the live online discussion, you will be asked to share any or all of the following with the group:
1. the problem solving steps you are going to take to solve the problem (imagine you will be!)
2. why you have chosen the strategy you have for each step
3. how you might implement the strategies
4. the possible outcomes you are hoping to achieve with the strategies you have chosen
5. any potential barriers or challenges you might face in implementing the processand how you might prepare for them..
This is the 8 elements of thought, when you finish the assignment make sure you can explain the elements of thought
1. What is the main purpose?
2. What is the key question, issue or problem the authors(s) is addressing?
4. What is the most important information (facts, experiences, data) What are the main inference/conclusions?
5. What are the key concepts/ideas you need to understand?
6. What are the main assumptions (what is taken for granted)?
7. a) What are the implications/consequences of taking this line of reasoning seriously?
b) What are the implications/consequences if this line of reasoning is not taken seriously?
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