An essential life skill.
Problem solving is the process of identifying a problem,
developing possible solution paths, and taking the appropriate course of
The ability to solve problems is a basic life skill and is essential to our day-to-day lives, at home, at school, and at work. And just like any other skill,
the more you practice, the better you get. So how exactly do you
practice problem solving? Learning about different problem solving
strategies and when to use them will give you a good start.
Having a process to follow has a number of benefits:
- It helps avoid the problem of being stuck due to not knowing where to start.
- It guides you to focus on the important things in the right order
- It helps teams work together rather than at cross purposes, by making sure everyone is on the same page.
- It can help improve communication by providing a common language
- It allows you to build on past experience
This course on Problem solving describes such a process. It describes some tools that can be used to help in problem solving. It gives a number of examples of how the process can be applied to particular problems.
Education Consultant.Tutor of:
- Time Management
- Effective Study Skills.
Noel Molloy’s qualifications include a BSc in Applied Physics/Electronics, Specialised Diplomas in Medical Device Design and in Lean and Six Sigma Quality Science, Post Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and a Masters in Business Administration backed up with 28 years supervisory and engineering experience with multinational technology companies (APC and Nortel).
He was awarded Nortel’s Claddagh Award for Services to the Community in Education for his work with the scouts which included a term as Assistant Regional Commissioner for Training in the Galway region. He developed and conducted induction and employee training modules in Nortel and APC. He is a founder member of the voluntary training and development group W3 Projects. He is a FETEC qualified trainer (to level 6 with distinction).
He has written a series of Guides for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certitificate subjects and a number of booklets on complementary topics of specific interest to students.
He taught the Association of Business Executives’ “Quantitative Methods” course (UK Qualifications and Credit Framework) facilitated by The Learning Institute based in Bohermore, Galway.
Noel now specialises as a private tutor providing tuition in maths, applied maths and physics to students up to honours Leaving Cert level, and to mature students returning to education after an extended period out of formal education.
Enquiries from secondary schools for talks or workshops are welcome.