ERIC Number: ED274784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Problem Solving. Revised Edition.
Karmos, Joseph S.; Karmos, Ann H.
This manual provides a comprehensive approach to problem solving; it is written in narrative style with numerous examples. The guide is organized in eight sections that cover the following topics: (1) problem-solving overview (with suggested readings and recommendations for schools); (2) a five-step model for solving problems; (3) strategies for solving problems--general guidelines (with guidelines from deBono and Whimbey and Lochhead); (4) specific problem-solving strategies (such as thinking aloud, trial and error, working backwards, finding all the possibilities, time management, logical and critical reasoning) with sample problems for each strategy; (5) the five-step model extended for problem solving; (6) higher order problem-solving skills; (7) interpersonal skills for being effective with individuals and in groups; and (8) problem solving in groups. A 95-page appendix covers facilitative communication in teaching situations, giving numerous examples and sample problems to solve. References are included in the guide. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Coll. of Education.
Note: Revision of ED 261 218.