ERIC Number: ED362383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Problem Solving Strategies for Pharmaceutical/Chemical Technology College Students.
Grant, George F.; Alexander, William E.
Teaching problem solving strategies and steps to first year college students enrolled in the pharmaceutical/chemical technology program as a part of their first year chemistry course focused on teaching the students the basic steps in problem solving and encouraging them to plan carefully and focus on the problem solving process rather than to feel a sense of helplessness and panic. The paper attempted to understand students' problem solving patterns, and to provide them with some strategies to enhance their problem solving skills. It was found that after showing the students basic problem solving strategies/steps, their mean test scores, as compared to a control group was significantly higher at 0.95 probability level. Contains 23 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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