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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 9

Learner Descriptor

Learners create solutions for complex problems by generating a range of options

Teacher Explanation

Learners create solutions for complex problems by generating a range of options

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 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.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 9
    In this video, learners create a range of possible solutions for complex problems and identify the pros and cons of each by exploring the problem of an increasing number of children under 10 in the UK not being able to swim.
  • 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 9
    In this video, learners create a range of possible solutions for complex problems and identify the pros and cons of each by competing in groups as they explore the complex problem of young people not visiting the dentist.
  • 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.