Topic 3: Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts
- Teach students how to think critically about the information, to evaluate sources, to identify problems and follow effective techniques to solve them.
- Prepare them for the future – Problem solving will be key in future employment. Learners already know how to use technology for personal entertainment; tutors need to teach them how to use it professionally for successful problem solving.
- Create, don’t just consume – Learners can better understand what they’re reading or seeing by engaging in the creation process themselves: try to entail videos, images, and audio. Giving learners a choice of which digital tools they want to use helps to differentiate and advancing the learning process.
- Improvise the class. Teaching problem-solving skills requires a planned, structured teaching material with specific steps and techniques. Learners can get lost when you haven’t clearly written and explained step-by-step directions.
- Base the class only on lecture and theory, try to be creative and mostly interactive. Hands-on activities and practical training is the best way to teach problem-solving skills.
- Offer them a one-way solution to problem-solving case-studies/exercises/activities. Try to teach them the alternative, creative thinking and a multi-perspective view in problem solving.