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Yildiz, Cemalettin – Online Submission, 2016
Since problem solving skills play a central role in middle and secondary school mathematics curricula, this made mathematics educators give importance to this subject. Improving problem solving skills of students is one of the primary aims of education so it is very important to make students gain problem solving skills. Thus, the aim of this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Problem Solving, Middle School Teachers
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Vlachou, Anastasia; Stavroussi, Panayiota – Support for Learning, 2016
There has been increasing interest in providing students with disabilities, who are at risk of social isolation, with opportunities to develop social competence and self-determination. Specifically, the provision of opportunities for teaching these students to promote social problem-solving skills is potentially useful for facilitating their…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Mild Disabilities, At Risk Students, Social Isolation
Yildiz, Cemalettin; Hacisalihoglu Karadeniz, Mihriban – Online Submission, 2016
Considering the update of curricula and the importance of problem solving skills in mathematics education; the need for examining the problems in mathematics textbooks in the context of presentation, content, and solution becomes a current issue. In this study, it was aimed to designate the problem types used in middle school mathematics textbooks…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Middle Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks
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Bahar, Abdulkadir; Maker, C. June – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
Problem solving has been a core theme in education for several decades. Educators and policy makers agree on the importance of the role of problem solving skills for school and real life success. A primary purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of cognitive abilities on mathematical problem solving performance of elementary…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Cognitive Ability, Mathematics Achievement
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Addis, Elizabeth A.; Powell-Coffman, Jo Anne – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
The Association of American Colleges and Universities ranks multiple process of science (POS) skills among the top-10 skills employers seek in college graduates. As part of an effort to explore and align the emphasis on POS skills in our science departments, we sought three things: (a) to determine if faculty and students felt enough time was…
Descriptors: College Students, College Science, Science Process Skills, Research Universities
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Clark, Kathleen; James, Alex; Montelle, Clemency – Research in Mathematics Education, 2014
The ability to address and solve problems in minimally familiar contexts is the core business of research mathematicians. Recent studies have identified key traits and techniques that individuals exhibit while problem solving, and revealed strategies and behaviours that are frequently invoked in the process. We studied advanced calculus students…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Educational Practices
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Bowen, Bradley; Shume, Teresa – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
This exploratory study investigates the impacts of industry-based externships for K-12 teachers, and reports teachers' perspectives on how these experiences influenced K-12 classroom practices. The program of focus in this research study is the Educators in Industry: K-12 Externship Program. For four weeks in the summer, teacher-participants are…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Internship Programs
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van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G. – Computers & Education, 2013
Most educators claim that problem solving is important, but they take very different perspective on it and there is little agreement on how it should be taught. This article aims to sort out the different perspectives and discusses problem solving as a goal, a method, and a skill. As a goal, problem solving should not be limited to well-structured…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Instruction, Objectives, Skills
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Carter, Margaret Anne; Frewen, Amie; Chunn, Jennifer – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
This study reports the importance 244 parents of six-year-old children living in Singapore placed on cognitive (problem-solving and creativity) and non-cognitive (practical school skills and conforming) behaviours. Our research team hypothesised that, as the age of the parent increased, the importance placed on each covariant skill (problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Parent Attitudes, Young Children
Benson, Dave – Mathematics Teaching, 2011
Across the primary and secondary phases, pupils are encouraged to use and apply their knowledge, skills, and understanding of mathematics to solve problems in a variety of forms, ranging from single-stage word problems to the challenge of extended rich tasks. Amongst many others, Cockcroft (1982) emphasised the importance and relevance of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Teachers
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Shilo, Gila; Ragonis, Noa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
A central issue in the design of curricula for all school levels is the development of the learners' high-order thinking skills and metacognitive skills. Among such required skills is the ability to solve problems. The literature dealing with the development of problem-solving skills is vast and primarily addresses the scientific disciplines, even…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Linguistics
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
Employers across a wide variety of industries say the so-called "soft" skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration have grown in importance as rapid advancements in technology have transformed their operations. According to a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, problem…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Employment Qualifications, Problem Solving
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Diamond, Lindsay Lile – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Problem solving is recognized as a critical component to becoming a self-determined individual. The development of this skill should be fostered in the early years through the use of age-appropriate direct and embedded activities. However, many early childhood teachers may not be providing adequate instruction in this area. This column provides a…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Disabilities
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Seifert, Christine – Business Communication Quarterly, 2009
This paper details an assignment sequence that requires graduate students in an applied communication program to identify problems that clients may not be aware of. Good writing and good problem-solving are "inextricably linked to [a student's] ability to frame an issue, gather, and analyze information, and to structure a helpful response" (Musso,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Problem Solving, Writing Instruction, Technical Writing
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Razzouk, Rim; Shute, Valerie – Review of Educational Research, 2012
Design thinking is generally defined as an analytic and creative process that engages a person in opportunities to experiment, create and prototype models, gather feedback, and redesign. Several characteristics (e.g., visualization, creativity) that a good design thinker should possess have been identified from the literature. The primary purpose…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Creativity, Problem Solving, Expertise
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