ERIC Number: ED201505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Episodes and Executive Decisions in Mathematical Problem Solving.
Schoenfeld, Alan H.
The research described here seeks to characterize the "managerial" aspects of expert and novice problem-solving behavior, and to describe the impact of managerial or "executive" actions on success or failure in problem solving. A framework for analyzing protocols of problem-solving sessions based on "episodes" of problem-solving behavior and focusing on managerial decisions between episodes is presented. Experts are shown to have rather "vigilant" managers, which strive for efficiency and accuracy. In contrast, novices squander their problem-solving resources because they lack such managers. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). Contains occasional light and broken type.