Report Summary

Solved! Making the case for collaborative problem-solving

This report argues that the ability to solve problems with others is a crucial skill for our young people in the workplace of the future but the current education system does little to support it.

Policy recommendations

  • Stimulate production of quality collaborative problem-solving (CPS) resources and training, from primary education onwards.
  • Fund existing, aligned programmes to scale and evaluate impact.
  • Educate and involve the out-of-school learning sector and volunteer educators.
  • Develop smarter collaborative problem-solving assessment methods.
  • Help higher education organisations and MOOCs to track what works.