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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 14

Learner Descriptor

I can identify assumptions that may be made about a problem and possible solutions, and think about how this might impact my approach.

Teacher Explanation

Learners can explain what assumptions might have been made in the process of solving a problem and developing solutions, and consider how understanding these assumptions will affect the approach they take.

Resources

  • Display Material: Step 13 to Step 15
    Support teachers and learners to focus tightly on specific skill steps by displaying these Essential Skills Framework posters. For Steps 13-15.
  • 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.
  • Teacher Guide: Step 0 to Step 15
    A practical guide for teaching Problem Solving with activities for every step.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 14
    In this video, learners identify assumptions that may be made about a problem and possible solutions, and think about how this might impact their approach by exploring a statement about brushing teeth.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 14
    In this video, learners identify assumptions that may be made about a problem and possible solutions, and think about how this might impact their approach by looking at a proposed solution to the problem of patients' lateness at a doctor's surgery.
  • 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.
  • Display Material: Step 13 to Step 15
    Support educators and learners to focus tightly on specific skill steps by displaying these Skill Builder Universal Framework posters for essential skills at Steps 13-15.
  • 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.