Sunday, 27 April 2014

Using Data: Research and Validation

Hello Class,

Important takeaways from today's lesson:

1. Why is it important to explore data relevant to your problem?
2. How will you explore data relevant to your problem?
3. How will you validate your data?

*Data can be used on other powerful ways.

The link for 'Global Future Day' here.

Reminder how you should reword your problem statement as questions and identify the root cause.
The next step:

  • to explore data to generate solution ideas.
  • to evaluate which solution idea to work on.

Individual Research below:
To post up your answers as a post to this thread:
<Name>, <Answer No.>, <Research Method>
Date Due: Wednesday, 30 April.

i) How will you search for current data (not from the internet) relevant to your problem?
ii) How will you search for data to measure the success of your solution idea?
Optional: What other ways can data be used?

I will post up the remaining portion of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) document soon.

In response to why we must 'Do'...
Here is the the 'Cone of Learning' developed by educationalist Edgar Dale.

Largely adapted from: 

Thank you.
Mr. Patrick Hiap

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Summary for 14 April

Get the main points during presentation
Voice Projection

Think beyond yourself
Have different points of view

Brainstorming tools
- Divergent
- Brainwriting
- Scamper
- Shape Borrowing
- Convergent
-Hits/Hots spots.

The Bin
Project on preventing people from wasting food by putting a message at the trash bins
Trash bins are the most visited places
Only order the amount that you can finish
In the video, the bin is filled up with wasted food
When you go for buffets, take a few at a time instead of everything at one go
They did it at a CBD area. (Central Business District)

There could be a problem with the vendor if there aren’t different prices for different serving sizes. Therefore, people would not want to order less for more $$$. The vendor may also put the minimum portion as a large portion which will force the customer to buy a bigger portion which they will throw the leftovers. In the buffet, parents take more food for you and if you can’t finish, it doesn’t matter but at the hawker centre, they want you to finish your food.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

IE Lesson: Mon, 14 April - Creating Problem Statements

Hello All,

Lesson Objectives:

1. To understand and distinguish between challenges and problems.
2. To formulate a relationship between challenges and problems. 

3. To use a rubric to evaluate problem to decide if it is a good problem statement.

Note that the Problem Statements are actually framed as 'Questions' to allow us to explore opportunities and possibilities.

Frame your Problem Statement as:
In what ways might we (IWWMW)..., 
How might we (HMW)...
How can we (HCW)...

3 Elements of a good problem statement:
1) Invitational Stem. Problem statement begins with IWWMW, HMW, HCW
2) Ownership. in which case we know ‘we’ is used implying the students addressing the problem
3) Verb & Objective eg IWWMW package (verb) the book (OBJECT) more appealingly so that people will buy more? (END RESULT) 

Download a copy of the shared document: "2014 CPS Report-Problem Statement".
Enter your full name and share your document (individual work) with me.

Date Due: Sunday, 20 April. (Earlier sharing will allow me to feedback earlier).

Mr. Patrick Hiap

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

IE Roadmap for Term 2

Hi All, 

Here is the roadmap ahead for Term 2. The focus will be on individual work, generating ideas on your own first.

Do update your Problem Category on the shared spreadsheet. 

Week 3:
·     Challenge Based Learning (CBL)
·     Creative Problem Solving (CPS)

·     Defining the challenge and challenge statement

Week 4:
·     Problems and opportunities
·     Underlying causes and root cause

·     Defining the problem and problem statement

Week 5: Research findings on problem and existing or potential solution(s)


Week 7: Generating innovative solution ideas

Week 8: Selection of criteria for evaluation of solution ideas

Week 9: Evaluate solution ideas

Javier: kindly post up the summary points using a new heading.
Next summary: Joel Tio

Thank you.
Mr. Hiap