ERIC Number: ED187943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Problem Solving and Technology. ACESIA Monograph 2.
Lomon, Earle L.; And Others
School Science and Mathematics, v74 Oct 1974
The two articles dealing with problem solving and technology in this publication should be useful to those developing the kinds of materials, experiences, and thinking that elementary school industrial arts offers children. The first article accepts problem solving as an educational goal and reports a timely and universally acceptable approach. Earle Lomon, Bette Beck, and Carolyn Arbetter present the need for problem solving abilities at all levels of the population and demand integrative and flexible cognitive skills. They provide examples of how problem solving can be arrived at through the Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools program, which helps children develop real problem-solving abilities. In the second article Robert M. W. Travers compares the long developments in the early technologies of metals with the development of education. He suggests that a technology can be developed by borrowing from other fields (such as operant conditioning efforts) or through unique development based upon sound scientific knowledge (such as educating man as an information retrieval system in light of computer technology). (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Industrial Arts, Information Retrieval, Information Utilization, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Operant Conditioning, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Dr. Keith Blankenbaker, ACESIA Publications Chairperson, 190 West 19th Ave., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council for Elementary School Industrial Arts, Washington, DC.