ERIC Number: ED309049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Problem Solving--Secondary School Science. ERIC/SMEAC Science Education Digest No. 2, 1988.
Blosser, Patricia E.
Problem solving is often identified as a goal of science education. What is considered problem solving varies from teacher to teacher. The ultimate goal of problem-solving education has been identified as a means of helping students develop higher-order thinking skills. This ERIC digest focuses on problem solving in secondary school science as illustrated by research studies found in the literature for 1982-88. The digest discusses: the importance of problem solving instruction; problem solving research in biology, chemistry and physics; and implications of problem solving research for science teachers. Seventeen references are included. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Development, Educational Development, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Literature Reviews, Physics, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Technology
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Road, 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43212 ($1.00 single copy; ordered in sets by year and area, $3.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: For other 1988 science digests see SE 050 697-699.