DETERMINING NEEDED MINDWARE

The act of (accurately) ascertaining what sorts of mindware are necessary to address or solve a particular problem or issue.

Mindware refers to certain knowledge/strategy sets for thinking, such as things like logic, math, probability, and language. Determining which particular mindware is needed is not always so easy. For example, in the Lilly Pad Problem, one may have a general idea that it is mathematical in nature, but may not necessarily possess the finer knowledge of just which kind of math is needed to solve it.

The mature thinker is aware that many different mindwares exist, and assesses in a given situation whether he or she already possesses the needed mindware.