Book - Accelerating Complex Problem-Solving Skills

Book: Accelerating Complex Problem-Solving Skills

Book: Accelerating Complex Problem-Solving Skills

 Complex problem solving is a collection of self-regulated psychological processes and activities necessary in dynamic environments to achieve ill-defined goals that cannot be reached by routine actions.’    (Dörner & Funke 2017, p.6)

Book - Accelerating Complex Problem-Solving Skills

ACCELERATING COMPLEX PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS:  Problem-Centered Training Design Methods 

by Dr. Raman K. Attri

Published by Speed To Proficiency Research: S2Pro©

Published: Oct 2018

ISBN: 978-981-11-8991-2 (e-book) $4.99

5 training methods in the context of the complex problem-solving skills – Problem-based learning (PBL), Project-based learning, Scenario-based learning (SBL), Case-based learning method (CBL), and Simulation-based learning

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The Skill Problem This Book Solves

Book - Accelerating Complex Problem-Solving SkillsThis book explains the importance to acquire complex problem-solving in today’s job environment. The book describes how to use five problem-centered methods to design training for real-world complex problem-solving skills. The book briefly describes the five methods in the context of the complex problem-solving skills – Problem-based learning (PBL), Project-based learning, Scenario-based learning (SBL), Case-based learning method (CBL), and Simulation-based learning. The book also specifies six research-based guidelines, and how training experts can design a training curriculum that ensures acquiring and accelerating complex problem-solving skills in any complex domain.

The Readers Who Would Benefit the Most

This book is meant for instructional designers, training designers and learning designers dealing with design of curriculum for technical or non-technical programs whereby goal is to impart the complex problem-solving skills, complex technical troubleshooting skills or other higher-order skills. 

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A Learning Journey for Training Designers

Book - Accelerating Complex Problem-Solving SkillsChapter 1 outlines the critical challenge of imparting complex problem-solving skills to the workforce at organizations. The chapter describes the meaning and dimensions of complex problem-solving.

Chapter 2 emphasizes why it is important to develop complex problem-solving skills in the organizations. 

Chapter 3 discusses the first method using problem-based learning for training the complex problem-solving skills. The chapter discusses the important features of the method, explains where it is appropriate to apply this method. General design guidelines to use this method are also explained.

Chapter 4 discusses the second method using project-based learning for training the complex problem-solving skills. The chapter discusses the important features of the method, explains where it is appropriate to apply this method. General design guidelines to use this method are also explained.

Chapter 5 discusses the third method using scenario-based learning for training the complex problem-solving skills. The chapter discusses the important features of the method, explains where it is appropriate to apply this method. General design guidelines to use this method are also explained.

Chapter 6 discusses the fourth method using case-based learning for training the complex problem-solving skills. The chapter discusses the important features of the method, explains where it is appropriate to apply this method. General design guidelines to use this method are also explained.

Chapter 7 discusses the fifth method using simulation-based learning for training the complex problem-solving skills. The chapter discusses the important features of the method, explains where it is appropriate to apply this method. General design guidelines to use this method are also explained.

Chapter 8 discusses two variations of problem-based and case-based method namely focused discussion and problem-based case learning – for training the complex problem-solving skills. The chapter discusses the important features of the method, explains where it is appropriate to apply this method. General design guidelines to use this method are also explained.

Chapter 9 discusses five guidelines to accelerate the development of complex problem-solving skills and some tips how to design such an enabling training.

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The Contents Designed for Training Designers

Chapter 1: COMPLEX PROBLEMS IN THE WORKPLACE
Complex Problem-Solving (CPS) Skills
Troubleshooting as a special case of complex problem-solving
Developing Expertise in Complex Problem-solving Skills

Chapter 2: DEVELOPING TRAINING FOR CPS SKILLS
PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL) FOR TRAINING CPS SKILLS
The Problem-Based Learning Method
Where Applied?
Training Design Tips

Chapter 3: PROJECT-BASED LEARNING (PBL) FOR TRAINING CPS SKILLS
The Project-Based Learning Method
Where Applied?
Training Design Tips

Chapter 4: SCENARIO-BASED LEARNING (SBL) FOR TRAINING CPS SKILLS
The Scenario-Based Learning Method
Where Applied?
Training Design Tips for SBL

Chapter 5: CASE-BASED LEARNING METHOD (CBL) FOR TRAINING CPS SKILLS
The Case-Based Learning Method
Where applied?
Training Design Tips for CBL

Chapter 6: SIMULATION-BASED LEARNING (SBL) FOR TRAINING CPS SKILLS
The Simulation-Based Learning Method
Where Applied?
Training Design Tips for CBL

Chapter 7: VARIATIONS OF PROBLEM-BASED AND CASE-BASED METHOD
A. Focused Discussion
B. Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL)

Chapter 8: GUIDELINES FOR ACCELERATED CPS SKILLS TRAINING
#1: Go real – select correct real-world problem
#2: Get your hands Dirty – choose real-world environment
#3: Select tough and complex problems
#4: Draw objectives from problems, not problems from the objectives 42
#5: Focus on problem-solving process rather than solution
#6: Pre-test the story and the process

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The Complex Training Designer Behind the Book

Raman K. Attri | Founder | S2Pro© Speed To Proficiency ResearchRaman K Attri is a corporate business researcher, learning strategist, and management consultant with a strong zeal to enable people to unravel human learning and performance. He specializes in providing the competitive and strategic value to the organizations by accelerating time-to-proficiency of employees through well-researched models. He holds a doctorate in business from Southern Cross University, Australia. His international professional career spanned over 25 years across a range of disciplines such as scientific research, systems engineering, management consulting, training operations, professional teaching, and learning design. He is professionally Certified Instruction Designer, Certified International Trainer, and Certified Systems Engineer. A strong proponent of learning as the core of human success, he provides advisory on accelerated learning techniques which earned him over 60 educational credentials including doctorate degrees, three masters’ degrees and tens of international certifications. Despite physical disability since childhood, he leveraged it to learn, research and test a range of “how to methods” to accelerate the rate of personal learning and professional performance at the workplace. He has published his methods in scholarly journals, blogs, books, and conferences. He also runs a non-profit consulting forum focused on researching strategies to accelerate speed to proficiency.

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