Problem Solving with Industry
Problem Solving with Industry originally consisted of 30 short problem-solving exercises devised by the Centre for Science Education Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with a range of industries. A selection of these units were updated and revised to match the requirements of GNVQ Science in 1995. It is this selection which features in this collection.
Teaching and learning
The development of these resources drew on the ideas and strategies given in another project developed at the Centre for Science Education: Active Teaching and Learning Approaches in Science (ATLAS).
The GRASP approach to problem solving
The modules in this series introduce students to the GRASP (Getting Results And Solving Problems) approach as an effective tool when planning, organising and carrying out work. The Comino Foundation's GRASP approach is much more than just another problem solving approach.
The process itself has four elements which can be summarised:
• Select the purpose or objective and the criteria for success;
• Generate different ways of achieving the purpose or objectives, compare with criteria and select the most promising;
• Put the chosen plan into operation and control the process;
• Review continually each operation and the results.
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.
Resource by: Centre for Science Education