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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 7

Learner Descriptor

I can carry out research to better understand complex problems.

Teacher Explanation

Learners can seek additional information to build their understanding of a complex problem.

Resources

  • Display Material: Step 7 to Step 9
    Support teachers and learners to focus tightly on specific skill steps by displaying these Essential Skills Framework posters. For Steps 7-9.
  • 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 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 7 to Step 9
    Support learners to reflect on how they have applied Steps 7-9 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 7
    In this video, learners carry out research to better understand complex problems by exploring the problem of moving flat.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 7
    In this video, learners carry out research to better understand complex problems by mind mapping ideas around the problem of a local park being at risk of getting shut.
  • 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.
  • Self Assessment Resource: Step 6 to Step 11
    Support learners to record when they have demonstrated Problem Solving steps 6-11, by printing this Essential Skills Passport.
  • Display Material: Step 7 to Step 9
    Support educators and learners to focus tightly on specific skill steps by displaying these Skill Builder Universal Framework posters for essential skills at Steps 7-9.