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Phillips, Jeffrey A.; Clemmer, Katharine W.; McCallum, Jeremy E. B.; Zachariah, Thomas M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Well-developed, problem-solving skills are essential for any student enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course as well as for graduates in the workforce. One of the most essential skills is the ability to monitor one's own progress and understanding while solving a problem. Successful monitoring during the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Models, STEM Education, Skill Development
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Woods, D. R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1984
Four papers are reviewed. They include a description of how instructional modules and small group problem-solving (PS) in a second-year plant anatomy course produced excellent PS skills and various ideas on PS in the context of chemistry. Also reviews guided-design as a strategy to help develop PS skills. (JN)
Descriptors: Botany, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Woods, Donald R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1987
Discusses the results of a study on the limitations of short-term memory in terms of its implications for the teaching of chemistry and problem-solving skills. Also includes a description of the Saskatchewan life skills program for disadvantaged adults for coping with change. (ML)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adult Education, Chemistry, Coping