Record a video of yourself explaining to someone who knows nothing about wicked problems what wicked problems are and how they are different from tame problems. Be sure to discuss examples of wicked and tame problems, as well as what makes wicked problems so hard to deal with. You may use notes, reminders, and/or an outline, but be sure that you do not read from a script or memorise and then recite a script. I want to you talk from what you understand, know, and have learned during weeks 1 and 2.
Learning outcomes This assessment task is designed to evaluate your understanding of the core concepts related to wicked and tame problems. It is important that this basic understanding is established prior to commencing the more conceptually challenging assessment activities in Assessments 2 and 3.
Task details Record a video of yourself explaining to someone what wicked problems are, how they are different from tame problems, what some examples of wicked and tame problems are, and what makes wicked problems so hard to deal with based on your Week 1 and 2 studies. Assume the person you are talking to knows nothing about wicked problems. DO NOT READ FROM A SCRIPT. You can use notes to help you remember the structure of your talk, or you can write down the three or four key questions you need to answer during the presentation, but I want you to video yourself answering as if your boss said, “I just read something about wicked problems. I have never heard of them before. I think you did a course named Wicked Problems at SCU. What can you tell me about wicked problems?”
You are being assessed on your early understanding and your ability to show that you are starting to think about and understand wicked problems. You need to be able to explain what wicked problems are, how they differ from tame problems, and what some examples of wicked and tame problems might be. While we do not expect you to sound like an expert delivering a TED talk, we do expect you have a solid understanding of the basic concepts from weeks 1 and 2! You are free to have fun and be creative if you wish.