NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1092605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: EISSN-1478-8047
The Quality of High School Students' Problem Solving from an Expertise Development Perspective
Elvira, Quincy; Imants, Jeroen; deMaeyer, Sven; Segers, Mien
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v14 n3 p172-192 Dec 2015
The ability to solve problems is a key skill and is essential to our day-to-day lives, at home, at school and at work. The present study explores the quality of managerial problem-solving of participants who are in secondary education. We studied 10th, 11th, and 12th graders following a business track in the Netherlands. Participants were asked to represent, diagnose and solve business cases. The transcripts (handwritten "case solutions") of all 213 participants were analysed for managerial knowledge and problem-solving accuracy. Futhermore, we controlled the data for individual interest. The results demonstrate students' progress in terms of the quality of solving problem from 10th grade until 12th grade. Several implications for education are discussed.
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands