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ERIC Number: ED199052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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The Iowa Problem-Solving Project: Development and Evaluation.
Schoen, Harold L.; And Others
This report discusses some of the activities of the Iowa Problem-Solving Project (IPSP). The document has three main sections: (1) Materials Development, where IPSP teaching materials and test development are discussed; (2) Summative Evaluation of Materials, presenting the procedures, results, and findings of the 1978-79 evaluations; and (3) Further Discussion, with the IPSP approach and results placed in the broader perspective of research on methods of teaching problem solving. The IPSP was created to develop, evaluate, and disseminate materials to improve problem-solving abilities in grades five through eight. The four main assumptions are: (1) pupils need to learn to solve many nontrivial problems of interest to them; (2) specific strategies for solving these problems should be taught; (3) a general framework is useful in teaching problem solving that can be used to organize thinking; and (4) it is possible and pedagogically useful to test problem-solving abilities within the steps of the framework. The material incorporates hand-held calculators. Results of evaluation reported by this document attest to the effectiveness of the IPSP approach, as measured by posttesting and attitude changes of students and teachers. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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