This activity encourages students to use a formal problem-solving strategy, but to also think outside the box. Using this activity can lead to great conversations about goal setting and communication.
Attempting to accomplish a challenge is a foundation of experiential education. These problem solving activities allow a facilitator or teacher to observe how a group may handle a challenge, reflect on the experience, and grow from it. Problem Solvers are usually extremely versatile- most have many variations that allow the facilitator or teacher to encourage conversation about many different aspects of teamwork.