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ERIC Number: ED272266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Problems and Investigations in the Primary School.
Govier, Heather; Bake, Charles
One of a series, this booklet and related programs have been developed to help primary school teachers in England introduce problem solving and investigatory activities to their pupils. The theory of problem solving which underlies the views in this booklet is that of Professor Keith Jackson, director of the Bulmershe-Comino Problem Solving Project, who argues that people can learn to obtain better results by adopting a more methodical approach to life. Jackson differentiates ordinary, special, and problematic situations in life and identifies six sequential stages of problem solving methods and over 20 related strategies. Part 1 of this booklet identifies those stages and processes of problem solving and identifies problem solving strategies incorporated into 13 instructional computer programs for primary school students. Part 2 discusses children and problem solving, teachers and problem solving, using real problems in instruction, using investigations, and using microcomputers in problem solving and investigatory work by children. Guidelines for using the computer programs related to the booklet are offered, and other programs considered valuable for instructing junior age children are mentioned. Appendices describe the Bulmershe-Comino Problem Solving Project, report its findings, suggest guidelines for reviewing an exercise or lesson, list the stages and processes of problem solving, and report a junior school teacher's experience in introducing problem solving into the curriculum. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Borough of Croydon Education Dept., Croydon (England). Davidson Centre.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A