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Collaborative problem-solving education for the twenty-first-century workforce

The complex research, policy and industrial challenges of the twenty-first century require collaborative problem solving. Assessments suggest that, globally, many graduates lack necessary competencies. There is a pressing need, therefore, to improve and expand teaching of collaborative problem solving in our education systems.

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Fiore, S.M., Graesser, A. & Greiff, S. Collaborative problem-solving education for the twenty-first-century workforce. Nat Hum Behav 2, 367–369 (2018).

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