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Teaching Problem Solving Skills

Summary

This website explains the value of teaching, and having students practice, problem solving skills. It includes a basic description of what problem solving is. Problem solving steps are identified and a variety of possible ways to implement these skills into any classroom are provided. A wide variety of quotes about problem solving are also available throughout the article.

Key Points

  • Problem solving is one of the most important skills learned during college
  • Problem solving is a goal oriented process with clear steps
  • Those steps are not always linear
  • Transparency in assignments can have an impact on students perceived freedom to practice problem solving
  • Professors can help encourage problem solving through strategic groupings that allow students to experience different perspectives
  • Allowing for reflection in the problem solving process can cultivate greater learning

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