ERIC Number: ED125649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Simulation to Teach or Evaluate Problem-Solving in Professional Programs.
Edwards, Judith B.
Problem-solving skills are higher level cognitive processes which involve the invention of complex organizational schemes to resolve conflicts or confusion. These skills cannot be acquired by mastering a hierarchy of prerequisite skills; rather, their mastery is best facilitated by placing the student in an environment which forces him to apply the skill. Computer simulations can provide rich stimulation and can incorporate complex interrelationships between variables while avoiding the ambient distractions and over-complexity of real-life situations. Simulations can force students to: (1) identify relevant issues; (2) determine sequences; (3) collect and interpret data; (4) avoid unnecessary actions; (5) manipulate situations; and (6) evaluate the effects of those manipulations. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the First International Learning Technology Congress and Exposition on Applied Learning Technology for Human Resource Development (Washington, D.C., July 21-23, 1976)