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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 12

Learner Descriptor

I can use hypotheses to help solve complex problems.

Teacher Explanation

Learners are able to generate hypotheses in answer to complex problems, and suggest how they could test these hypotheses.

Resources

  • Display Material: Step 10 to Step 12
    Support teachers and learners to focus tightly on specific skill steps by displaying these Essential Skills Framework posters. For Steps 10-12.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 6 to Step 15
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Problem Solving steps 6-15, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 10 to Step 12
    Support learners to reflect on how they have applied Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills by printing this double-sided Essential Skill Record.
  • Teacher Guide: Step 0 to Step 15
    A practical guide for teaching Problem Solving with activities for every step.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 12
    In this video, learners use hypotheses to help solve complex problems by suggesting a measurable hypothesis for a given problem around graffiti in the local area.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 12
    In this video, learners use hypotheses to help solve complex problems by coming up with the causes, possible solutions and a hypothesis to test for a problem of their own.
  • 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 Essential Skills Expanded Framework posters.
  • Short Activity (Presentation): Step 10 to Step 12
    In this activity, learners apply Problem Solving whilst becoming Business apprentices. They analyse why a clothing company is losing money and propose solutions to save the failing business.
  • Short Lesson: Step 12
    In this short lesson, learners use hypotheses to help solve a complex problem.
  • Display Material: Step 10 to Step 12
    Support educators and learners to focus tightly on specific skill steps by displaying these Skill Builder Universal Framework posters for essential skills at Steps 10-12.