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ERIC Number: ED452413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Conceptual Framework of Modes of Problem Solving Action (MPSA): Implications for Internet Teaching and Learning.
Lai, Su-Huei
The conceptual framework of the Modes of Problem Solving Action (MPSA) model integrates Dewey's pragmatism, critical science theory, and theory regarding the three modes of inquiry. The MPSA model is formulated in the shape of a matrix. Horizontally, there are the following modes: technical, interpretive, and emancipating. Vertically, there are following stages of problem solving: (1) clarify a problem; (2) analyze a problem; (3) generate possible solutions; (4) analyze consequences; (5) select the best solution; and (6) make an action plan. Technical problem solving refers to strategic action using empirical inquiry and manipulated ways of knowing or doing for the purpose of control. Interpretive problem solving refers to achieving understanding. Emancipating action refers to seeking reasonable, morally defensible, and consensus value ends and taking social action to ensure those ends. The increasing interest in distance learning has necessitated greater understanding of the variables related to the nature of teachers and students and the interactive effects of those variables on Internet teaching and learning. The conceptual framework of the MPSA model can provide alternative views of the paradigm shift for Internet teaching and learning and help articulate theory and practice when planning, implementing, and evaluating distance learning via the Internet. (Contains 20 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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