Solving Complex Problems Specialization

Starts Nov 27

Solving Complex Problems Specialization

Solving Complex Problems Specialization

Problem Solving Skills for Business and Innovation. Learn how to analyze, evaluate, and solve complex problems from all disciplinary perspectives

About This Specialization

SOLVING COMPLEX PROBLEMS will teach you revolutionary new problem-solving skills. Involving lectures from over 50 experts from all faculties at Macquarie University, we look at solving complex problems in a way that has never been done before. This specialization uses the framework of Big History which synthesizes knowledge across the sciences and the humanities, and provides a powerful foundation to think and research in new ways. Big History has been embraced as an important global framework by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Presentations at WEF by Professor David Christian, one of the creators of this specialization, have included ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Solving 21st Century Challenges’ (Davos 2012), ‘Big History for Big Picture Thinking’ (Davos 2014), and ‘Big History, Big Decisions’ (Tianjin 2014). In 2015, the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos had four sessions devoted to Big History including three interdisciplinary ‘Big History, Big Future’ panels on cooperation, innovation, and global growth and stability. These interdisciplinary discussion panels were the inspiration for this Solving Complex Problems Specialization.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

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Certificates

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Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Analysing Complexity

    Upcoming session: Nov 27
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The first course of the specialization ANALYZING COMPLEXITY will teach you what unifying patterns lie at the core of all complex problems. It advances your knowledge of your own field by teaching you to look at it in new ways. ANALYZING COMPL
  2. COURSE 2

    Evaluating Problems

    Upcoming session: Nov 27
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The second course of the specialization EVALUATING PROBLEMS will show you how humans think and how to utilize different disciplinary approaches to tackle problems more effectively. It advances your knowledge of your own field by teaching you to lo
  3. COURSE 3

    Creating Innovation

    Upcoming session: Nov 27
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The third course of the specialization CREATING INNOVATION will teach you what is at the core of all innovations that solve complex problems and how to foster methods to make big breakthroughs possible. It advances your knowledge of your own field by teac
  4. COURSE 4

    Solving Complex Problems Capstone

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    From the very start of the specialization, your assignments will be geared toward tackling a complex issue of your choice that you face in your career path, industry, or field. Each phase of the course builds up to a briefing paper that analyzes, ev

Creators

  • Macquarie University

    Macquarie University is leading the way in transdisciplinary research and ground-breaking methods for teaching. The Big History Institute at Macquarie involves experts from across the natural and social sciences to transcend disciplinary silos and look at complex issues in a new way that harnesses the best methods and ideas of all beds of human knowledge.

    Macquarie is a hub of inspired and unconstrained thinking. Macquarie was founded with a unique purpose: to bring minds together unhindered by tradition. Created to challenge the education establishment, Macquarie has a rich track record of innovation. Macquarie actively shapes the complex issues that define the future of humanity.

  • David Baker

    David Baker

    Associate Lecturer
  • David Christian

    David Christian

    Professor
  • Shawn Ross

    Shawn Ross

    Associate Professor

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