ERIC Number: ED260090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Learning and Transfer Through Problem Solving and Metacognition.
Dirkes, M. Ann
Two learning strategies are discussed: (1) fluent and creative idea-production involving concepts and problems, and (2) metacognition, or students' awareness of and direction of their thinking. The sample included college students, as well as teachers who used these strategies in elementary and secondary mathematics classrooms. Techniques for increasing flexible and original thinking were examined, along with levels of self-direction or autonomous learning. Specific problem-solving exercises are described, as well as the students' and teachers' reactions to the problems. The effects of idea production on learning, self-direction, and transfer are discussed. (GDC)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Creative Thinking, Decision Making Skills, Divergent Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Productive Thinking, Teacher Influence, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).