“We grow up with this belief that there are only answers. Instead of saying, ‘I don’t know, but here’s something else that we could consider.’ Or, ‘Let’s talk about that and come up with the best answer.’ We’re predisposed to think that for every problem out there, there has to be an answer and we’re supposed to carry that in our back pocket.”
Design Sprints: An Ignition System for Innovation Project Teams
Jared M. Spool

This behavior is heavily reinforced through end-of-semester final exams and papers which continue to propagate the “Big Bang” approach to getting shit done, along with fostering the procrastination mentality that we naturally inhibit as humans from our formative years and throughout our professional adult lives.

As many others have suggested, learning (whether for a problem discovery or for personal growth) takes place when an instructor intimately works with the participant (or student) through the problem and helps to course correct the progressive development of the challenges undertaken.

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