4.3.10 Reviewing the Process

With any problem, it is always worth thinking back over how you approached the problem and whether you could use any of the ideas for future problems. Breaking the problem down into small steps and using a diagram helped. It is also worth thinking how the problem ties in with what you already know. For this problem, perhaps you have first-hand knowledge about installing insulation.

Another important strategy is discussing the problem with someone else. By explaining in your own words how you have tried to tackle the problem, you might clarify your thinking sufficiently to see a way forward. Alternatively, the person may be able to suggest some of his or her own ideas which might help, or maybe someone will ask you a good, leading question that makes you think of something you hadn’t considered. Trying to teach someone else is a very good way of learning and sorting out your own ideas!

4.4 Problem Solving Strategies