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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

The ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
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  • Display Material: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support teachers and learners to use consistent language when referring to skills by displaying these colourful Essential Skills icon posters.
  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to recognise when they are applying skills successfully by rewarding them with these colourful Essential Skills tokens.
  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to recognise when they are applying skills successfully by rewarding them with these colourful Essential Skills certificates.
  • Skill Story: Step 0 to Step 1
    Support learners to understand the concepts that underpin Problem Solving steps 0 and 1, by reading this short and engaging Skill Story.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support teachers and learners to use consistent language when referring to skills by printing this colourful Essential Skills Mat.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 0 to Step 5
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Problem Solving steps 0-5, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Short Activity (Presentation): Step 0
    In this activity, learners listen to instructions and follow these to solve simple problems: how to make a 'T' shape or a smiley face.
  • Skill Assembly: Step 0 to Step 6
    This assembly supports learners to understand key concepts related to the early steps of Problem Solving. It starts by defining the skill and considering key themes, before identifying the skill in action. The themes are explored through three simple exercises, followed by a chance to reflect on their own skills.
  • Display Material: Step 0 to Step 3
    Support educators and learners to focus tightly on specific skill steps by displaying these Skill Builder Universal Framework posters for essential skills at Steps 0-3.
  • Display Material: Step 0 to Step 15
    Support learners with additional needs to focus tightly on specific skill steps of Problem Solving by displaying these posters of the Skills Builder Expanded Universal Framework.