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ERIC Number: EJ1069715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Fostering Student Engagement: Creative Problem-Solving in Small Group Facilitations
Samson, Patricia L.
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v8 p153-164 2015
Creative Problem-Solving (CPS) can be a transformative teaching methodology that supports a dialogical learning atmosphere that can transcend the traditional classroom and inspire excellence in students by linking real life experiences with the curriculum. It supports a sense of inquiry that incorporates both experiential learning and the development of critical thinking skills. Incorporating active learning strategies in a way that transcends the classroom and sparks interest and passion for students is an important pedagogical ingredient for educators. The key question driving this study is how can CPS as a teaching method be used to motivate students and engage them in a process of active learning within the context of a social policy course? This study examines student engagement and motivation in a problem-centred approach to teaching and learning, and provides a concrete example of a CPS exercise couched in small group facilitations to support peer learning.
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Student Motivation, Public Policy, Creativity, Problem Based Learning, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Creative Activities, Experiential Learning, Learning Motivation, Social Work, Counselor Training, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Transformative Learning, Assignments
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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