4 Tips on Teaching Problem Solving (From a Student)

4 Tips on Teaching Problem Solving (From a Student)

Schools, colleges and universities are the primary source of education to the people in the rural as well as urban areas. It is one of the crucial things in the world, in light of the future and the future of this plant. But nowadays, the modern education system has fallen to the level of extracting money from the students, with minimal attention drawn to imparting the right kind of knowledge. Global education system these days, reply on memorizing, applying formulas and marks on a piece of paper.

This bleak approach to impart knowledge to the students is taking a toll on their mental health, with no positive results of facing real-world scenarios and solving real-world, day-to-day problems and hindrances.

In this article, we’ve jotted down four critical points that throw light on teaching the right kind of problem-solving skills to the students. These tips are indicated from a students’ perspective so that it has better and practical implications on the system.

Hard Problems

Hard Problems

When students actually step out to the real world, they often face complicated problems, where Pythoragres theorem or trigonometry is of zero use.  Such problems demand immediate attention and require the student to understand the seriousness of the situation, much more significant than any English, maths or science class can teach us. Hence, the universities and school need to dedicate a separate hour to discuss these real-life problems and the ways to tackle them during the need of the hour.

Create Relevance

Studying history or civics about the way laws and systems works in the state/country and the ways to avoid getting into criminal trouble are all the kind of knowledge that ought to be imparted to the students. This means schools and universities should concentrate on building relevance to the subjects taught and their relevance to the outside world, rather than just mugging up the content from the book and reproducing them on a piece of paper.

Power of confrontation

Power of confrontation

Grappling, perseverance etc. fall under the same umbrella of confrontation. This means, no matter what the situation is – it is imperative to try and try until you succeed. Educational institutions need to impart the importance of grappling. They can do this by allowing the students to figure out solutions to a particular problem, and providing them with specific tools to aid them in finding a solution to the problems.

Importance of understanding

Understanding a problem is far more important than just finding the right answer to it. Nowadays, educational institutions force the students to get the correct answer in an examination, with least care for understanding the concepts. This is the primary reason students tend to cheat or copy in an examination. By shifting the focus from the “right answer” to understanding the concepts and implying them to fetch an answer, students can actually learn the importance of problem-solving.

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