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A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. —
Frank Herbert, Dune
How to Solve a Problem in Four Steps – The I.D.E.A. Model (Richard Feenstra)
process : a series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result — Webster
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Process is a series or set of activities that interact to produce a result; it may occur once or be recurrent or periodic. — Wikipedia
Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods in an orderly manner to find solutions to difficulties. — Wikipedia 2
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STEM Concept Videos (MIT Open Courseware)
Problem Solving (TED Ed)
MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form
Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.
Philosophy Metaphysics, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics, Aesthetics
, System Cycle, Structure, Growth, Complexity, Control, Disturbance, Entropy, Chaos
Process, Manage, Design, Prototype, Implement, Assess, Revise, Maintain
1. The on this page are are organized by a resources developed exclusively for classification scheme Cosma.
2. Of course, most disciplines have evolved highly specific processes (e.g. scientific method, engineering process, writing process etc.). This is one of the many reasons that “process” is treated as a “knowledge form” within Cosma. Problem solving is presented here on this page to serve as a generalizable and useful example of a process.