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Wismath, Shelly; Orr, Doug; Good, Brandon – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Twenty-first century teaching and learning focus on the fundamental skills of critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, and collaboration and communication. Metacognition is a crucial aspect of both problem solving and critical thinking, but it is often difficult to get students to engage in authentic metacognitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Reflection
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Wismath, Shelly L.; Orr, Doug – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
Problem solving and collaborative communication are among the key 21st century skills educators want students to develop. This paper presents results from a study of the collaborative work patterns of 133 participants from a university level course designed to develop transferable problem-solving skills. Most of the class time in this course was…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Case Studies, Metacognition