Research on strategy use in problem solving has undergone considerable development in the last decade with the emphasis on the solving of complex and ill-structured problems. In this study, the problem solving strategy used by novice learners was investigated. The purpose of such an investigation was to develop a better understanding of how learners engage problems in technology supported learning environments with the view of developing a cognitive tool(s) to support students in the problem solving process. The problems investigated focus on environmental issues in the context of river catchment systems. The problem solving process requires clarification and understanding of the problem, collection of supporting information and data, and the application of analysis and reasoning to generate a solution. This paper reports on the initial outcomes of the study and its implications for the development of supportive frameworks for problem solving.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001|
|Subtitle of host publication||World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications|
|Editors||C. Montgomerie, J. Viteli|
|Place of Publication||Chesapeake, VA|
|Publisher||Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||ED-MEDIA 2001: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications - Tampere, Finland|
Duration: 25 Jun 2001 → 30 Jun 2001
|Conference||ED-MEDIA 2001: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications|
|Period||25/06/01 → 30/06/01|
Brickell, G., Hedberg, J., Ferry, B., & Harper, B. (2001). Problem solving strategies: is there a better way? In C. Montgomerie, & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 197-198). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).