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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds COLLIN HIGGINS: This week, we looked at what employers think about problem solving, why it’s important to employability, and reflected on the kind of problem solving competencies you need to have. We also examined some different approaches to problem solving in creating frameworks, strategies, and the importance of asking questions and how to break a problem down. Next week, our focus shifts much more to you and what you’re able to show about your problem solving skills. Given how much employers value those who can solve problems, being able to evidence your problem solving skills is essential for your career progression. This is why, at Deakin, we have developed a professional practise credential for problem solving.

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 seconds This is a new way of recognising the skills and knowledge you have developed, not only through formal studies, but also through other learning, work, and experience. In week two, we’ll go into greater depth about the international qualifications frameworks our problem solving credential is based on. We’ll explore how you can draw on carefully designed criteria to benchmark your own problem-solving expertise. And use this to demonstrate how good you are at addressing problems. We’ll do this by drawing on a case study that you can use to not only say you have great problem solving skills, but actually be able to prove it. See you next week.

What's on for next week?

When it comes to employability, it’s not enough to simply ‘be’ a good problem solver; you also need to be able to demonstrate and evidence your capability. In this video, Colin Higgins shares how we’ll help you to do this in next week’s activities.

Next week we’ll be looking at ways to benchmark your problem-solving skills against international qualifications frameworks and Deakin’s own Professional Practice criteria.

We’ll do this by drawing on a case study to explore how you can use these criteria to gather evidence of your problem-solving expertise and demonstrate your skills to the world.

We’ll also explain how you can use this evidence to apply for a Deakin Professional Practice credential, an internationally-recognised credential to recognise the skills and knowledge you’ve developed through learning, work and life experience.

We’ll also let you how you can receive a discount on the cost of a problem-solving credential.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to find out more about how credentials work, drop us a line.

Your task

Watch the video from Colin to find out more about what’s on for next week.

In the comments, discuss which activities we have planned for next week that you’re most looking forward to.

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