HOT – Can problem-solving be learned?

Here’s an encore HOT – Homa Online Tutorial – straight from the classroom to you via the HomaFiles.

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I sometimes get asked: Can problem-solving be learned or is hardwired into people’s DNA?

My view: DNA can help (e.g. raw brainpower can help) but “ordinary” folks can become adept problem-solvers.

How?

By internalizing models  i.e. simplifying frameworks) and protocols (i.e. analytical methods) … and applying them in a variety of contexts.

In doing so, the “devices” can be stored sub-consciously and retrieved consciously to solve problems.

That’s called intuition.

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2 Responses to “HOT – Can problem-solving be learned?”

  1. HITS: Which dominates, your left brain or your right? « The Homa Files Says:

    […] For thoughts on how to cultivate these two basic skills, see our online tutorial: Can Problem Solving Be Learned. […]

  2. Jody Wise Says:

    you should charge me for HOT :-)

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