ERIC Number: ED097000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Information Systems for Problem-Oriented, Interdisciplinary Education.
Werner, David J.
An educational methodology for the development of interdisciplinary, problem-solving skills was developed. Called the problem laboratory, the approach focuses on linking the student with the real problems of real organizations through specifically designed data bases. Students are presented with a brief problem statement and proceed to solve the problem by querying the data base. The problem laboratory approach has been found to be successful in two years of operation in an experimental setting. Some of the difficulties of operating this type of program on an experimental basis are described along with problems that must be solved before large scale expansion can occur. (Author/WH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville. School of Business.