Who Takes This Course?
Two kinds of students take this course: those who love to problem solve and those who are afraid of problem solving. Both feel the need for improvement but in different ways. For those who love to problem solve, there is typically something that holds them back and frustrates them. They know they can be better, but how? The course promotes self-analysis so that these students can find their blocks. For those who are afraid, the course provides a path that leads to greater and greater confidence. For all students, the course promotes a recognition of the problem solving process and helps them to become their own problem solving teacher. By thinking about problem solving per se, one becomes a better problem solver in general.