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written by Kathleen A. Harper, Richard Freuler, and John Demel
When one looks at STEM disciplines as a whole, the need for effective problem solving skills is a commonality. However, studies indicate that the bulk of students who graduate from problem-solving intensive programs display little increase in their problem solving abilities. Also, there is little evidence for transfer of general skills from one subject area to another. Furthermore, the types of problems typically encountered in introductory STEM courses do not often cultivate the skills students will need when solving "real-world" problems. Initial efforts to develop and implement an interdisciplinary problem categorization matrix as a tool for instructional design are described. The matrix, which is independent of content, shows promise as a means for promoting useful problem-solving discussion among faculty, designing problem-solving intensive courses, and instructing students in developing real-world problem solving skills.
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 141-144
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.2508712
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PERC 2006, educational courses, learning theory, problem solving
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K. Harper, R. Freuler, and J. Demel, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5266&DocID=2107).
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K. Harper, R. Freuler, and J. Demel, Cultivating Problem Solving Skills via a New Problem Categorization Scheme presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5266&DocID=2107>.
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Harper, K., Freuler, R., & Demel, J. (2006, July 26-27). Cultivating Problem Solving Skills via a New Problem Categorization Scheme. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved August 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5266&DocID=2107
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Harper, K, R. Freuler, and J. Demel. "Cultivating Problem Solving Skills via a New Problem Categorization Scheme." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, July 26-27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5266&DocID=2107 (accessed 21 August 2014).
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Harper, Kathleen, Richard Freuler, and John Demel. "Cultivating Problem Solving Skills via a New Problem Categorization Scheme." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 141-144 Vol. 883 of PER Conference. 21 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5266&DocID=2107>.
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