Solved!: making the case for collaborative problem-solving


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This report argues that the ability to solve problems with others is a crucial skill for young people in the workplace of the future but the current education system does little to support it. The key findings are: collaborative problem-solving (CPS) is an increasingly important skill to teach young people in order to prepare them for the future; despite strong evidence for its impact, CPS is rarely taught in schools but if structured well it can reinforce knowledge and improve attainment; significant barriers exist for teachers implementing this practice, from behaviour management to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Outcomes; Management; Students

Keywords: Problem solving skill; Team work; Interpersonal competence; Teacher training; Skill needs; Skill development; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: NESTA, 2017

Physical description: 53 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Rose Luckin, Ed Baines, Mutlu Cukurova and Wayne Holmes with Michael Mann

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 128.325

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