Problem solving is the process of identifying a problem, developing possible solution paths, and taking the appropriate course of action. The European Commission has identified problem solving, and the ability to solve problems and work collaboratively as a main indicator of the transversal skills to be acquired as part of the key competences.
It is the view of the “SUPport of Problem-solving mentality in lifelOng leaRning for Trainers” SUPPORT consortium that adult learning consists of a an everlasting process of problem-posing and problem-solving, especially in the case of dealing with persons with low level of skills or qualifications where the learning environment is not only challenged by the knowledge to be acquired but has to deal with a variety of existing preconceptions, social exclusion, stereotypes, language barriers, cultural limitations and others.
By supporting the trainers in what we call “problem-solving” situations, with multiple tools and methods as well as valuable background information and scenarios, the project aims to enforce in an antihierarchical way inclusion, retention and outreach in the adult learning environment in order to maximise the positive effect for the direct and indirect target group.
SUPPORT project is providing trainers with this online platform with useful tools, methods, learning scenarios, stimulating videos and others as well as an open discussion forum that will extend the trainers’ competences and professionalize their work.
In our platform you will also find our “near-peer” methodological framework for trainers and learners in order to promote active participation, on equal terms with the tutor, and foster motivation.