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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 19

Muse

What the tool is

This is a staged problem-solving technique. MUSE stands for me, us, select, explain.

When to use it

  • To draw out quiet people who may have something useful to contribute.
  • To ensure that those with the loudest voices do not dominate the process.

What you will need

  • Paper and pens.
  • A flipchart.

How to use it

  1. State the problem and invite questions and discussion to ensure that everyone understands it.
  2. Individuals (me) silently write possible solutions to a problem.
  3. Pairs (us) discuss their ideas and challenge each others’ thinking to refine the ideas.
  4. Pairs now select the best of their ideas and post them on a flipchart or poster, visible to all.
  5. Pairs explain their ideas in plenary.
  6. The larger group ranks ...

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