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# New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving

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2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
Char Bezanson, Eastview High School, Apple Valley, Minnesota
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Writing Assignment, Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Visuals, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

Data, Accuracy and Precision
Scott Linneman, Western Washington University
This first lab exercise requires lower-division geomorph students to generate and compare three topographic data sets for a small feature on campus.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Writing Assignment, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Other:Cooperative Learning

Physical Properties of Minerals and Determinative Techniques
This activity uses cooperative learning to identify minerals in hand sample based on physical properties. The "Jigsaw" pedagogy upon which this lab is based provides the environment for four succeeding ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Lab Activity, Writing Assignment, Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass
Clifford Riebe, University of Wyoming
This activity aims to develop understanding of soil formation using the principles of conservation of mass. This is best applied to a chronosequence of รข 2 soils/deposits, such as a set of terraces or glacial ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Lab Activity, Activities, :Writing Assignment, Field Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
Char Bezanson
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Project, Writing Assignment
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

Understanding the Carbon Cycle: A Jigsaw Approach
David Hastings, Eckerd College
In this "jigsaw" exercise, each student is assigned one of five geochemical processes in the carbon cycle to research, fully understand, and then explain to others in groups of five. At the end of class ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Writing Assignment, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

Teaching Case: Peanut Policy in the United States, 1996
Ann Velenchik, Wellesley College
The text of this case is a transcript of a story broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered on January 22, 1996. The story concerns Congressional debate about agricultural programs, particularly the price ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Teaching with the Case Method

Imperfect Competition: Context-Rich Problem
Joann Bangs, College of St. Catherine
This context-rich problem helps students to apply the characteristics of imperfect competition to a real world setting.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Communication Skills:Writing, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Context Rich Problems

Game Theory Context-Rich Problem
Brian Peterson, Central College
This consists of a short essay to be written by students after watching the West Wing episode "Hartsfield's Landing." In it, students are asked to help a friend to understand the content of the show using the basic components of non-cooperative game theory and the prisoner's dilemma.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Communication Skills:Writing, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Context Rich Problems

Marginal Analysis Context-Rich Problem
Brian Peterson, Central College
In this problem, students consider the benefits of reduced tray usage in school cafeterias by comparing the cost savings of having to clean fewer trays against the opportunity cost of increased labor and energy costs to clean the cafeteria after meals.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Context Rich Problems