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ERIC Number: ED367297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 177
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56484-020-4
Problem-Solving Models for Computer Literacy: Getting Smarter at Solving Problems. Student Lessons.
Moursund, David
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)
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, OR 97403-1923.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For teacher lesson plans, see IR 016 543.