Problem-solving skills for life

Six Inspiring Schools - Learning Maths can be joyful

Six inspiring schools show how it is possible to create success for every student.

Our schools need to prepare students for jobs that haven’t been invented and technologies that don’t yet exist. How can teachers prepare them? Along with core skills and knowledge employers are already demanding school-leavers who can collaborate and problem solve. These are essential skills for an information-rich economy which demands creativity, problem solving, collaboration and communication.

LEltham High School drew on a collaborative solving assessment tool, created by The University of Melbourne, to help students develop essential skills such as problem-solving, communication and collaboration.

The tool was introduced in 2014 to Year 7 students when teachers realised the school had no data to provide meaningful insights in these areas. Now, the school, through the ATC21S™ tool has tangible data which enables teachers to plan teaching which addresses each student’s needs.