ERIC Number: ED257630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Chi, Michelene T. H.; Glaser, Robert
Two important factors that influence problem solving are the nature of the task and the kind of knowledge brought to the problem by the solver. After a consideration of the definition of a problem, puzzle problems are discussed, as are problem representation and general processes of solution. Also discussed is the question of solving problems that require domain knowledge, along with an examination of how structure knowledge facilitates problem solving. Finally, ill-defined problems are considered. References are included. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.