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Technology project #1 - problem solving

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Problem Solving as an instructional strategy

Problem Solving as an instructional strategy

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  • 1. Technology Project #1
    Instructional Materials 5720-09
    Carolyn Hilyard
  • 2. Instructional Strategy
    Problem Solving
    Constructivist learning
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  • 3. Definition
    Problem solving involves placing students in the active role of solving a real-world problem.
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  • 4. Students are presented with two types of problems to solve.
    Well-structured problems
    Specific issues where students use specific knowledge or skills.
    Ill-structured problems
    Complex issues containing many components.
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    Hilyard Technology Report #1 -- Problem Solving
  • 5. Peer collaboration
    Research
    Consultation with experts
    Limited knowledge
    Develop
    Explain
    Defend
    Solution
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  • 6. Advantages
    Engaging
    Context for learning
    Levels of complexity
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    Hilyard Technology Report #1 -- Problem Solving
  • 7. Disadvantages
    Difficult to create
    Age appropriateness
    Time consuming
    Requires debriefing
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  • 8. Integration
    Problems can be from a variety of content areas: math, science, social studies, and art.
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  • 9. Remember the two types of problems?
    Well-structured problems
    Ill-structured problems
    Easier to develop
    Student is clear on appropriate response
    Examples:
    Math word problems
    Web quest
    More difficult to arrange
    More than one way to solve
    Example:
    Ecology issue in the community
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  • 10. Outcomes and other uses
    Students control the technology and control how and when it provides them with information (Smaldino, 2007).
    Can be used to help twice-exceptional students learn (Yssel, Prater, and Smith, 2010).
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  • 11. Content knowledge is learned to solve authentic problems.
    Other outcomes include collaborative learning skills essential in the working world .
    Problem solving strategy gets a thumbs up from us!
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