Can we fix it? Explore the tools in your problem-solving toolkit.
Take a look at these three very different problems. How could your problem-solving tools – resources, knowledge and skills – help solve each one? Click ‘+’ for the answers.
Resources – A friend or family member might be kind enough to fix your punture, or you could pay a bike mechanic to do it.
knowledge – If you’re confident you know how, you could try fixing it yourself.
SKILLS – Thinking creatively, you could take the bus – but that’s just delaying the problem. Luckily, some innovative type has invented puncture proof tyres, which would stop the problem happening again!
Resources – You could speak to your teachers and encourage friends to talk openly and make a stand against bullying.
knowledge – There are plenty of anti-bullying experts out there, as well as schools who’ve successfully stood up to bullies. What could you learn from them?
SKILLS – With creativity and initiative, perhaps you can come up with your own plan to tackle bullying in schools?
Resources – From the millions in government pledges to each penny donated to charity, giving money can help relieve global famine. While volunteer work and researching sustainable foods offers a longer-term solution.
knowledge – New farming methods and scientific advances can help feed a growing global population.
SKILLS – Every innovation that can help those less fortunate around the world is a welcome one – from clever ways to conserve water to life-changing new medicines.