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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 8

Learner Descriptor

I can look at the causes and effects of complex problems, including carrying out research.

Teacher Explanation

Learners can identify extra information they need in order to consider the causes and effects of a problem and seek out that information independently.

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 8
    In this video, learners look at the causes and effects of complex problems, including carrying out research by exploring the decline in footfall for a local charity shop caused by building works nearby.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 8
    In this video, learners look at the causes and effects of complex problems, including carrying out research by exploring fishbone diagrams as a tool for solving the problem of a friend's tiredness.
  • 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.