Problem Solving in Primary Education

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Encouraging primary pupils to think about problem-solving.

About. This document encourages teachers to think about problem-solving in the geography, history, science and maths curriculum, and provides some examples of subject-based problem-solving to explore.

Pedagogical content. Problem-solving and reasoning(ta) are important skills to learn, and engage with in teaching. This document provides some guidance and practical examples on how to use problem-solving skills in the primary curriculum. (edit)

Resource details
Title Problem Solving in Primary Education
Topic Problem Solving
Teaching approach
Learning Objectives
  • Considering where problem-solving may occur in the curriculum.
  • Identifying what types of problem-solving might be encouraged.
  • FInding some examples of problem-solving in subject lessons.
Format / structure

wiki document and Word document (below)

Subject
Age of students / grade



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Acknowledgement

This resource was adapted from resources and original ideas contributed by Paul Warwick, at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

License

This resource was adapted from resources and original ideas contributed by Paul Warwick, at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.