NATCCC-PS network was created as a small and short-term co-operation network
of European researchers to improve the visibility and to increase the impact
of European research in the field of problem solving, with special emphasis
given to large scale international comparative studies.
experts working in the field of problem solving came together to develop
new concepts and tools, to create synergies; and to produce a research
and development plan directed to educational indicators in the field
of problem solving. The networks activities had significant impact both
on the OECD PISA study and the Adults Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS).
curriculum analysis on the understanding of problem solving was carried
out in two countries. The analyses was aimed at an inventory to
determine the role which the 'problem-solving ability' plays in vocational
training. (Reef, 1999, pp. 2, 75f.)