ERIC Number: ED464604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Principles for Teaching Problem Solving. Technical Paper.
Foshay, Rob; Kirkley, Jamie
This Technical Paper focuses on principles for teaching problem solving. Part 1 addresses the need to teach problem solving. Part 2 defines problem solving skills, and describes: general problem solving models of the 1960s and 1970s, current problem solving models, declarative knowledge, mental models, expert versus novice knowledge, procedural knowledge, and near and far transfer. A table provides a definition, characteristics, examples, and implications for teaching and testing for three problem types: well structured problems, moderately structured problems, and ill structured problems. Part 3 provides a summary of 17 principles that form the basis of problem solving instruction in the PLATO[R] system. (Contains 30 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Instructional Design, Knowledge Level, Learning Activities, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.plato.com/whitepapers.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: PLATO Learning, Inc., Bloomington, MN.
Note: PLATO Learning, Inc. was formerly TRO (The Roach Organization) Learning, Inc., Edina, MN.