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Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2 - 4 hours per week...

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2 - 4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Teachers
  • Business Analysts
  • Professors
  • Software Engineers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Problem-Solving Skills for University Success

6 videos (Total 43 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
1.1a Introduction to the Course4m
1.2a Introduction to Academic Culture10m
1.2b Introduction to Problem Solving8m
1.3a Survival Skills for University8m
1.4 Academic Integrity9m
8 readings
Overview of Weekly Topics & Learning Outcomes10m
Problem-Solving Skills Assessment Overview10m
Glossary of Terms10m
Acknowledgements10m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
6 practice exercises
1.1. Review6m
1.2 Review6m
1.3 Review6m
1.4 Review6m
Summative Quiz - Module 120m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 110m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Categorise Problems & The Problem-Solving Process

9 videos (Total 54 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
2.1b Categorizing Problems 17m
2.1c Categorizing Problems 25m
2.1d Problems in Different Fields7m
2.2a Descriptive Tasks and Problems7m
2.3a Analytical Tasks4m
2.3b Analytical Problems7m
2.4a The Problem Solving Process7m
2.4b The Problem Solving Process4m
4 readings
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
6 practice exercises
2.1 Review6m
2.2 Review6m
2.3 Review6m
2.4 Review6m
Summative Quiz - Module 220m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 210m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Understanding Problems, Generating Solutions & Solution Paths

8 videos (Total 44 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
3.1b Strategies for Understanding and Beginning the Problem5m
3.1c Check your Marking Criteria!5m
3.2a Starting with What you Know5m
3.3a Using Specialized Knowledge6m
3.4a Problem-Solving with Special Cases4m
3.4b Strategies for Problem-Solving with Specialized Knowledge & Special Cases5m
3.4c Using Special Cases to Solve Problems4m
6 readings
Learning Outcomes3m
3.1d Strategies for Understanding the Problem10m
Learning Outcomes3m
3.2b Brainstorms & Mind-Maps explained10m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
6 practice exercises
3.1 Review6m
3.2 Review6m
3.3 Review6m
3.4 Review6m
Summative Quiz - Module 320m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 310m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Taking Creative & Critical Approaches to Solving Problems, & Evaluating Solutions

9 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
4.1b Learning from Other People4m
4.2a Applying Forms of Reasoning and Thinking6m
4.2b Questioning Assumptions & Considering Alternatives4m
Questioning Assumptions: The 9 Dot Problem3m
4.3a Using Creative Strategies5m
4.3b The Importance of Creativity4m
4.4a Evaluating Solutions6m
4.4b Strategies for Evaluating Solutions6m
5 readings
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
4.3c Creative Ideation Strategies10m
Learning Outcomes3m
6 practice exercises
4.1 Review6m
4.2 Review6m
4.3 Review6m
4.4 Review6m
Summative Quiz - Module 420m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 410m
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Top reviews from Problem-Solving Skills for University Success

By YSJul 22nd 2017

Such a great course... it has helped me so much to prepare for going to University.

Instructors

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Katherine Olston

Deputy Director (Digital Learning)
University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching
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Lydia Dutcher

Education Manager, Graduate Programs
Centre for English Teaching

About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading comprehensive research and teaching universities, consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of universities in the world. In 2015, we were ranked 45 in the QS World University Rankings, and 100 percent of our research was rated at above, or well above, world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia report....

About the Academic Skills for University Success Specialization

Develop skills in information & digital literacy, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication. This Specialization is a high-level academic skills course designed to increase your level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of your studies in an English-medium university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture....
Academic Skills for University Success

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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