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ERIC Number: ED523992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Teaching Problem Solving to College Students
Malouff, John M.
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This article describes steps of teaching problem solving to college students and provides examples in the context of a university course. The steps involve (1) identifying the types of problems and types of problem solving methods to be covered, (2) instructing the students in problem-recognition and problem solving methods, along with ways of choosing appropriate methods for different types of problems, (3) modeling how to apply the methods, (4) giving the students practice solving problems that reasonably represent the range of problems they will encounter after graduation, (5) giving the students feedback on their performance, (6) using teaching methods that help motivate students to learn, and (7) evaluating the results of the training in problem solving. [A version of this article was presented at the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, Armidale NSW, Australia, 2011.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia