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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

The ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
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Step 1

Learner Descriptor

Learners complete tasks by finding someone to help if they need them.

Teacher Explanation

Learners complete tasks by finding someone to help if they need them

Resources

  • 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.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 1 to Step 10
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Problem Solving steps 1-10, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 1 to Step 3
    Support learners to reflect on how they have applied Steps 1-3 in all eight essential skills by printing this double-sided Essential Skill Record.
  • 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.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 1
    In this video, learners ask for help when they need it by looking at the problem of forgetting their sports kit then thinking about who they could ask to help them.
  • 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 1
    In this activity, learners decide if they would need to ask for help with different problems.