Reframing Problems

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Identification
Alternative names: 
Problem Reframing
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Method
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Intent or purpose: 
To restate the problem to better understand it from different perspectives.
Used as component of: 
Problem solving process
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
6 - 12 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
high
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Resources Needed: 
flipchart paper, markers, etc.
Pre-Work Required: 
statre the problem as clearly as possible. Prepare a flipchart by drawing a line down the middle of the sheet. At the top of the left column write "Presenting Problem" and at the top of the right column write "reframe""
Procedures: 

1. Brainstorm elements of the problem under one column: ?Presenting Problem?. <br>
2. Then in a second column, ?Reframe?, state each element in a different way

Background
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unknown
Derived from: 
Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools" and attributed to Sam Kaner. See below
Selected publications: 
0865713472
References: 
Kaner, Sam with Lenny Lind, Catherine Toldi, Sarah Fisk and Duane Berger: Facilitator?s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, New Society Press, 1996, p. 196
License Model: 
Open
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