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ERIC Number: ED270313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
EISSN: N/A
A Pedagogical Challenge: Integrative Thinking.
Peterson, Nils S.; And Others
An instructional framework which provides opportunities for students to synthesize knowledge and recognize general approaches to problem representation and solution is advocated and discussed in this paper. The need for a combination of an interdisciplinary approach with the new technologies of the information age is emphasized. Major ideas addressed include: (1) the need for knowledge integration; (2) the nature of complex systems, using the cardiovascular system as an example; (3) hierarchial representation of complex systems; (4) problem solving in complex systems, using the cardiovascular system as an example; (5) the role of the computer in teaching about complexity; (6) a way to modify the existing curriculum and to teach integrative thinking by using new computer-based simulations; and (7) a new professional activity, knowledge interface design, which will facilitate the transformation of the present curriculum. (ML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Dept. of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A