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Technology project #1 - problem solving

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Problem Solving as an instructional strategy

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Technology project #1 - problem solving

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

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