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Nygren, H.; Nissinen, K.; Hämäläinen, R.; Wever, B. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The evolving technological landscape in the digital era has a crucial influence on lifelong learning and the demand for problem-solving skills. In this paper, we identify associations between formal, non-formal and informal learning with sufficient problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments (TRE). We focus on adults' problem-solving…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Problem Solving
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Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Martin, Andrew J.; Anderson, Michael; Gibson, Robyn; Sudmalis, David – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Drawing on the Programme for International Student Assessment 2003 data set comprising over 190,000 15-year-old students in 25 countries, the current study sought to examine the role of arts-related information and communication technology (ICT) use in students' problem-solving skill and science and mathematics achievement. Structural equation…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Computer Use
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Çiftci, Serdar; Bildiren, Ahmet – Computer Science Education, 2020
Background and Context: There are studies which indicate that computer programming supports high-level abilities for everyone such as creative thinking, questioning, problem solving and critical thinking which are considered within the scope of 21st-century abilities. Objective: The current experimental study was carried out to put forth the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Coding, Cognitive Ability, Problem Solving
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Chimuma, Lilian L.; DeLoach Johnson, Iris – Educational Research: Theory and Practice, 2016
This mixed methods study explored the pre and post use of metacognitive problem solving skills of 15 undergraduate students enrolled in a mathematics class in a Midwestern university. Participants' progress in their metacognitive self-talk and group-talk was monitored as they used Pulse® Smartpens to simultaneously capture their writing and spoken…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Metacognition, Undergraduate Students
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Garcia, Consuelo; Badia, Antoni – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2017
This study investigated the frequency of use of information problem-solving (IPS) skills and its relationship with learning outcomes. During the course of the study, 40 teachers carried out a collaborative IPS task in small virtual groups in a 4-week online training course. The status of IPS skills was collected through self-reports handed in over…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Incidence, Outcomes of Education, Small Group Instruction
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Eibensteiner, Janice L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Successful science students have mastered their field of study by being able to apply their learned knowledge and problem solving skills on tests. Problem solving skills must be used to figure out the answer to many classes of questions. What this study is trying to determine is how students solve complex science problems in an academic setting in…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges
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Sadipour, Ismail; Ghavam, Soghra Ebrahimi; Farrokhi, Noorali; Assadzadeh, Hassan; Sameti, Nahid – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
Improving the academic performance of students is one of the main concerns of authorities in education fields. The science of psychology and education experts has tried to help research and studies, to identify factors affecting the academic performance of students. Previously cognitive abilities as one of the most important determinants of…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Emotional Intelligence, Problem Solving, Student Motivation
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Munfaridah, Nuril; Avraamidou, Lucy; Goedhart, Martin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2021
Using multiple representations (MR) such as graphs, symbols, diagrams, and text, is central to teaching and learning in physics classrooms. While different studies have provided evidence of the positive impact of the use of MR on physics learning, a comprehensive overview of existing literature on the use of MR in physics education, especially at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Radziszewski, Elizabeth – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
This article describes the author's experience using SCAMPER, a creativity-building technique, in a creative problem-solving session that was conducted in an environmental conflict course to generate ideas for managing postconflict stability. SCAMPER relies on cues to help students connect ideas from different domains of knowledge, explore random…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creativity, Problem Solving, Political Science
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Calvert, Heather – Reading Teacher, 2015
With the nationwide focus on increasing students understanding and use of technology, many teachers are beginning to incorporate a variety of technology into small group rotations. However, the use of technology during these rotations often does not require students to use higher level thinking or problem solving skills. By eliminating the…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Problem Solving
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Cobbs, Georgia A.; Cranor-Buck, Edith – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2011
This article describes a particular activity, the Motorized Toy unit, which supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) goals and teaches students the basic concept of ratio. The unit addresses both mathematics and science standards and is part of a team-teaching activity. The unit comes from a curriculum titled A World In…
Descriptors: Teaching Guides, Toys, STEM Education, Mathematical Concepts
McBain, Robert – Online Submission, 2011
This was a simple classroom research project and its purpose was to examine how high up in the scale of Bloom's taxonomy students were able to reach to understand higher order thinking skills when studying critical thinking questions. Two classes of senior high school students who had been studying in the same bilingual program for five years were…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Classification, Visual Aids, Second Language Learning
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Flynn, Alison B. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2014
Organic chemistry has the long-standing reputation as a challenging course, and organic synthesis is an aspect of organic chemistry that requires students to make the most links between concepts and requires the highest order of thinking. One-on-one interviews were conducted with students from a second undergraduate organic chemistry course in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Organic Chemistry, Problem Solving, Protocol Analysis
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Sickler-Voigt, Debrah C. – Art Education, 2011
For centuries people from around the world have celebrated storytelling and puppetry for their educational and social functions. In the comprehensive curriculum, storytelling combined with puppet performances enriches the classroom experience by providing students with opportunities to engage in open dialogue, creativity, and structured play.…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Education, Puppetry, Art Activities
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Gök, Mustafa; Inan, Mevlüt – Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education, 2021
Students' conceptual understanding and mathematical process skills can be improved through digital games in mathematics education. The starting point of this study is the idea of having students encounters this kind of environment. The study didactically describes the process of 6th-grade students' experiences of a digital game-based learning…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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