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ERIC Number: ED040475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 205
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An Experimental Evaluation of Methods of Teaching Students to Consider Alternative Problem Solutions.
Nelson, Dennis Earl
A problem solving skill was investigated to provide direction for training strategies for a proposed personal problem solving training program. There were eight treatment groups utilized including video-tape modeling, audiotape modeling, social modeling through means of a written booklet, parallel treatments for each of these using social reinforcement of desirable verbal responses, and a control group designed to yield baseline data. There were nine criteria derived from three criterion devices which encompassed two problem solving simulations and a self assessment device. Conclusions were: (1) no one strategy proved optimal; (2) social reinforcement did have an effect upon some problem solving behaviors examined; (3) no training medium was found completely effective; (4) audiotape and written booklet procedures were not significantly different in their effect; (5) the oral lecture was no more effective than the baseline control treatment; and (6) the measures may have lacked the necessary sensitivity to discriminate between problem solvers. (Author/EK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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