Problem solving strategies

is there a better way?

Gwyn Brickell, John Hedberg, Brian Ferry, Barry Harper

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications
EditorsC. Montgomerie, J. Viteli
Place of PublicationChesapeake, VA
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Pages197-198
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1880094428
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventED-MEDIA 2001: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 25 Jun 200130 Jun 2001

Conference

ConferenceED-MEDIA 2001: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications
CityTampere, Finland
Period25/06/0130/06/01

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    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).