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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 3

Learner Descriptor

Learners complete tasks by finding information they need themselves

Teacher Explanation

Learners complete tasks by finding information they need themselves

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.
  • 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 3
    In this video, learners find extra information with help from others to help them solve a simple problem by creating a personal profile for a peer.
  • 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 3
    In this activity, learners identify simple problems related to camping and who they might ask to help them to solve them.
  • 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.