ERIC Number: ED367297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Problem-Solving Models for Computer Literacy: Getting Smarter at Solving Problems. Student Lessons.
This book is intended for use as a student guide. It is about human problem solving and provides information on how the mind works, placing a major emphasis on the role of computers as an aid in problem solving. The book is written with the underlying philosophy of discovery-based learning based on two premises: first, through the appropriate study of the discipline of problem solving, a student can get better at solving both school problems and nonschool problems; second, computers are a powerful aid to problem solving, and a student can get better at solving certain types of problems by learning to make appropriate use of computers. Methodologies that cut across all disciplines--such as journals, learning to learn, metacognition, and modeling--are discussed. The chapters are as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) You Are a Smart Person; (3) What Is a Problem?; (4) A Four-Step Plan for Solving a Problem; (5) Problem-Solving Strategies; (6) Getting Better at Thinking; (7) Transfer of Learning; (8) Modeling; (9) General Purpose Computer Tools; and (10) Computer Systems. A glossary is included. (TMK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Discovery Learning, Experiential Learning, Glossaries, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Journal Writing, Learning Activities, Metacognition, Modeling (Psychology), Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, OR 97403-1923.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.
Note: For teacher lesson plans, see IR 016 543.