• Problem Solving

    While at Problem Solving students will participate as a team to overcome physical obstacles that represent environmental issues and concepts. Each obstacle requires group effort and problem solving skills to be completed, and helps promote team building and communication. Group discussion concentrating on cooperation and communication skills will follow each activity.

    Most groups can expect to accomplish between 2-4 activities in 1 1/4 hours depending on the obstacles and the group. You are the facilitator. It is your job to help make sure the students stay on task and do not get hurt. You may need to help them identify why they are having difficulty.  Use the time after each activity to discuss it. This is where much of the learning and understanding of how and why things did or did not work takes place. Discuss the specific situations that arise relative to your group.  (What worked and what did not?  What would you do differently and why?) 

    Problem Solving Booklet