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ERIC Number: EJ1147854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
A New Problem-Posing Approach Based on Problem-Solving Strategy: Analyzing Pre-Service Primary School Teachers' Performance
Kiliç, Çigdem
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v17 n3 p771-789 Jun 2017
This study examined pre-service primary school teachers' performance in posing problems that require knowledge of problem-solving strategies. Quantitative and qualitative methods were combined. The 120 participants were asked to pose a problem that could be solved by using the find-a-pattern a particular problem-solving strategy. After that, task-based interviews were conducted with 5 of the 120 participants who had answered in different ways. The data obtained were analyzed using semantic, descriptive, and content analysis methods. It was determined that 55% of the participants could pose a word problem that can be solved using the desired strategy. The other participants displayed three forms of difficulty: some posed problems that required an irrelevant strategy, some were unable to offer any answer, and some suggested problems that involved simply finding a general rule of a pattern. Because of the many pedagogical benefits associated with problem posing, pre-service teachers should be educated in problem-solving strategies and problem and types so that they can apply problem-posing skills effectively in primary schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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