ERIC Number: ED081225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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Tools for Change; A Basic Course in Problem-Solving.
Straus, David A.; And Others
Tools for Change, a new course in problem-solving, consists of a series of units, each dealing with a subject area based on a set of heuristic processes or strategies. It assumes that: 1) there is an identifiable and useful set of heuristic processes in problem-solving; ) a language of process will improve communication between problem-solvers; 3) educators can use heuristics to synthesize the curriculum; and 4) games are effective in teaching and learning about heuristics. Each unit of the course deals with a subject area based on a set of heiristic processes and each has three sections. Section I identifies strategies, using games as a medium. The second and third sections seek instances in other contexts and apply them in concrete situations. Initially, the course will be taught at the elementary, secondary, and graduate school levels to groups of about 15 students, for two 2-hour periods a week. Qualitative evaluation will be gathered from student feedback, protocol analysis, and observation; quantitative assessment will be deferred until later. A bibliography, glossary of heuristic terms, course outline, and list of games are appended to the report. (PB)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Games, Graduate Study, Problem Solving, Secondary Education
Interaction Associates, Inc., 2637 Rose Street, Berkeley, Ca. 94708 ($3.00)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Interaction Associates, Berkeley, CA.