New Approaches to Teaching Problem Solving

published Nov 23, 2009 4:21pm
New Problem Solving teaching methods in Pedagogy in Action: In Class, Coached Problem Solving by Debby Walser-Kuntz, Sarah Deel and Susan Singer (Carleton College) is a class format in which professors provide a structured, guided context for students working collaboratively to solve problems. Inventing and Testing Models by Joan Garfield, Robert delMas and Andrew Zieffler (University of Minnesota) uses Model-Eliciting Activities, which are posed as open-ended problems that are designed to challenge students to build models in order to solve complex, real-world problems.