Resources: Apprenticing with the Problem

Below are some resources to get you started.

The Impact Gap Canvas helps to answer questions about the problem and its impact as well as what might be holding the current status quo in place. Apprenticing the problem requires studying which solutions are already out there, and developing an idea of your own that can offer social or environmental impact in a sustainable way.

The resources below will explore social, political, economic and environmental issues that affect globally.

  1. Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Global Issues
  3. TED Talks Inspiration
  4. How Change Happens

Transform your idea into a visual aid for better understanding with the resources below.

  1. Tips for creating powerful infographics
  2. Canva
  4. Piktochart

Uncover and understand the big picture of the problem you have chosen with the resources below.

  1. Library Subject Specialists
  2. Research Databases
  3. USD Writing Center

Cite all the sources and give credit to all the authors that you have used in your research with the resources below.

  1. Citation Generator

To find a social innovation solution, you first need to understand the problem. Check out UC Berkeley's approach to Solving Complex Social Problems.

The Roadmap for peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies provides cross-cutting strategies to achieve the Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030.

The Gap Frame can be used as a strategic business tool to identify long-term business opportunities that translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into nationally relevant issues and indicators for business.

WANGO brings together a prestigious, international leadership of NGOs representing diverse nations, perspectives and realms of activity.

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The podcast Learning to Change the World provides a vision for social impact education and definition of international development.