Learning to Solve Problems

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look at problem solving research and practice over the last fifteen years.

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Author: David H. Jonassen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136941894

Category: Education

Page: 472

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This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look at problem solving research and practice over the last fifteen years. The first chapter describes differences in types of problems, individual differences among problem-solvers, as well as the domain and context within which a problem is being solved. Part one describes six kinds of problems and the methods required to solve them. Part two goes beyond traditional discussions of case design and introduces six different purposes or functions of cases, the building blocks of problem-solving learning environments. It also describes methods for constructing cases to support problem solving. Part three introduces a number of cognitive skills required for studying cases and solving problems. Finally, Part four describes several methods for assessing problem solving. Key features includes: Teaching Focus – The book is not merely a review of research. It also provides specific research-based advice on how to design problem-solving learning environments. Illustrative Cases – A rich array of cases illustrates how to build problem-solving learning environments. Part two introduces six different functions of cases and also describes the parameters of a case. Chapter Integration – Key theories and concepts are addressed across chapters and links to other chapters are made explicit. The idea is to show how different kinds of problems, cases, skills, and assessments are integrated. Author expertise – A prolific researcher and writer, the author has been researching and publishing books and articles on learning to solve problems for the past fifteen years. This book is appropriate for advanced courses in instructional design and technology, science education, applied cognitive psychology, thinking and reasoning, and educational psychology. Instructional designers, especially those involved in designing problem-based learning, as well as curriculum designers who seek new ways of structuring curriculum will find it an invaluable reference tool.

Learning to Solve Problems with Technology

Rather than focus on technology as a tool toteach with, this book stresses that technology-video, hypermedia, the Internet, etc.-is an excellent tool tolearn with.

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Author: David H. Jonassen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015056269403

Category: Constructivism (Education).

Page: 256

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Rather than focus on technology as a tool toteach with, this book stresses that technology-video, hypermedia, the Internet, etc.-is an excellent tool tolearn with. The emphasis is on learning to solve problems. By concentrating on problem solving with several specific media, the authors show how a variety of technologies can be used to engage students in personally and socially constructed meaning. They address the Internet, and how it can be used to foster community building; video, and how naturally students take to being behind the camera; and multimedia, as a new form of interactive literacy. The Internet material also includes a section on creating a personal or group website, plus coverage of cybermentoring. For teachers in computer classes and media centers-of students at all grade levels.

Learning to Solve Problems

This is the exciting premise underlying David Jonassen's highly readable book, Learning to Solve Problems. If you are interested in helping people become better problem solvers, then this book is for you.

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Author: David H. Jonassen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787977055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Learning to Solve Problems is a much-needed book thatdescribes models for designing interactive learning environments tosupport how to learn and solve different kinds of problems. Using aresearch-based approach, author David H. Jonassen?a recognizedexpert in the field?shows how to design instruction to supportthree kinds of problems: story problems, troubleshooting, and caseand policy analysis problems. Filled with models and job aids, thisbook describes different approaches for representing problems tolearners and includes information about technology-based tools thatcan help learners mentally represent problems for themselves.Jonassen also explores methods for associating different solutionsto problems and discusses various processes for reflecting on theproblem solving process. Learning to Solve Problems alsoincludes three methods for assessing problem-solvingskills?performance assessment, component skills; and argumentation.

Artificial Intelligence in Practice

Presenting 50 case studies of actual situations, this book demonstrates practical applications to issues faced by businesses around the globe.

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Author: Bernard Marr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119548218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Cyber-solutions to real-world business problems Artificial Intelligence in Practice is a fascinating look into how companies use AI and machine learning to solve problems. Presenting 50 case studies of actual situations, this book demonstrates practical applications to issues faced by businesses around the globe. The rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence has expanded beyond research labs and computer science departments and made its way into the mainstream business environment. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are cited as the most important modern business trends to drive success. It is used in areas ranging from banking and finance to social media and marketing. This technology continues to provide innovative solutions to businesses of all sizes, sectors and industries. This engaging and topical book explores a wide range of cases illustrating how businesses use AI to boost performance, drive efficiency, analyse market preferences and many others. Best-selling author and renowned AI expert Bernard Marr reveals how machine learning technology is transforming the way companies conduct business. This detailed examination provides an overview of each company, describes the specific problem and explains how AI facilitates resolution. Each case study provides a comprehensive overview, including some technical details as well as key learning summaries: Understand how specific business problems are addressed by innovative machine learning methods Explore how current artificial intelligence applications improve performance and increase efficiency in various situations Expand your knowledge of recent AI advancements in technology Gain insight on the future of AI and its increasing role in business and industry Artificial Intelligence in Practice: How 50 Successful Companies Used Artificial Intelligence to Solve Problems is an insightful and informative exploration of the transformative power of technology in 21st century commerce.

Mathematical Discovery on Understanding Learning and Teaching Problem Solving

This book cannot offer you a magic key that opens all the doors and solves all the problems, but it offers you good examples for imitation and many opportunities for practice: If you wish to learn swimming you have to go into the water and ...

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Author: George Pólya

Publisher:

ISBN: 4871878325

Category: Mathematics

Page: 218

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"Solving problems," writes Polya, "is a practical art, like swimming, or skiing, or playing the piano: You can learn it only by imitation and practice. This book cannot offer you a magic key that opens all the doors and solves all the problems, but it offers you good examples for imitation and many opportunities for practice: If you wish to learn swimming you have to go into the water and if you wish to become a problem solver you have to solve problems." "In enough cases to allay . . . discouragement over not immediately discovering a solution, Professor Polya masterfully leads the reader down several unproductive paths. At the end of each chapter he provides examples for the render to solve. By means of these carefully selected and arranged problems, many of them directly related to others that precede, and guided by just the right suggestions at just the proper time, the reader's own ability is developed and extended. Solutions to the examples and, in many cases, outlines of procedures for discovering solutions. arc given at the back of the book. With striking promise for effectiveness, the entire book as a unit is one great experience in learning processes for problem solving through participation. The author has captured with great success the implication of his basic premise stated in the preface ..." The Mathematics Teacher

Learning to Solve Problems by Searching for Macro operators

This monograph explores the idea of learning efficient strategies for solving problems by searching for macro-operators.

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Author: Richard E. Korf

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: UCAL:B4142307

Category: Reference

Page: 147

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This monograph explores the idea of learning efficient strategies for solving problems by searching for macro-operators.

Learning to Solve Complex Scientific Problems

Learning to solve problems: An instructional design guide. San Francisco: Pfeiffer Publishing. Keller, J. M. (1987). Strategies for stimulating the ...

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Author: David H. Jonassen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351560580

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Problem solving is implicit in the very nature of all science, and virtually all scientists are hired, retained, and rewarded for solving problems. Although the need for skilled problem solvers has never been greater, there is a growing disconnect between the need for problem solvers and the educational capacity to prepare them. Learning to Solve Complex Scientific Problems is an immensely useful read offering the insights of cognitive scientists, engineers and science educators who explain methods for helping students solve the complexities of everyday, scientific problems. Important features of this volume include discussions on: *how problems are represented by the problem solvers and how perception, attention, memory, and various forms of reasoning impact the management of information and the search for solutions; *how academics have applied lessons from cognitive science to better prepare students to solve complex scientific problems; *gender issues in science and engineering classrooms; and *questions to guide future problem-solving research. The innovative methods explored in this practical volume will be of significant value to science and engineering educators and researchers, as well as to instructional designers.

Managing to Learn

"The process by which a company identifies, frames, acts and reviews progress on problems, projects and proposals can be found in the structure of the A3 process ... follow the story of a manager ... and his report ... which will reveal how ...

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Author: John Shook

Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 9781934109205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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Senior experts within the Toyota Production System often draw simple maps when on the shop floor. These maps show the current physical flow of a product family and the information flow for that product family as the wind through a complex facility making many products. Much more important, these simple maps - often drawn on scrap paper - show where steps can be eliminated, flows smoothed, and pull systems introduced in order to create a truly lean value stream for each product family. In 1998 John Shook and Mike Rother of the University of Michigan wrote down Toyota's mapping methodology for the first time in Learning to See. This simple tool makes it possible for you to see through the clutter of a complex plant. You'll soon be able to identify all of the processing steps along the path from raw materials to finished goods for each product and all of the information flows going back from the customer through the plant and upstream to suppliers. In plain language and with detailed drawings, this workbook explains everything you will need to create accurate current state and future state maps for each of your product families and then to turn the current state into the future state rapidly and sustainably.

Problem Solving Skills and Learning Strategies of Students

This work focuses on many areas of problem solving which constitute an integral component of the progress and development of any individual, community and society. It utilizes a mixed-method approach (quantitative and qualitative analysis).

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Author: Josephine Ebomoyi

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3838308255

Category: Problem solving

Page: 276

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Understanding biological concepts requires problem solving, therefore it is imperative to understand how people learn and solve problems. Students who come to school with the motivation to learn and understand new concepts need strategies, which can be applied to learning. But all students do not possess adequate learning strategies. Understanding the strategy or struggle during the problem solving stage provides an insight into how people arrive at an answer. This work focuses on many areas of problem solving which constitute an integral component of the progress and development of any individual, community and society. It utilizes a mixed-method approach (quantitative and qualitative analysis). Students responded to Questionnaire, solved problems using IMMEX (Inter multimedia exercises) educational software and participated in a think-aloud protocol. Useful strategies and characteristics are discussed. These analysis and discussions will be useful for educators and software developers while considering the choice for curriculum pattern and evaluation criteria. Any learner can utilize the strategies to facilitate success.

Learn to Program by Solving Problems

"Teaches readers how to use Python to solve short, situational competitive programming problems.

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Author: Daniel Zingaro

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1718501323

Category:

Page: 200

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Learn to Program by Solving Problems is a practical introduction to programming using Python, one of the world's most popular programming languages. The book emphasizes problem-solving strategies that teach readers not only the mechanics of coding, but how to think like savvy programmers. - Teaches readers how to use Python to solve short, situational problems (for example, how to predict when a gambler will run out of money while playing slot machines; how to create a program to track cell phone data usage; how to set up a system of identifying the popularity of berths in a parking lot) - Each chapter requires the reader to learn a new feature or function of Python in order to solve a problem - Emphasizes basic programming concepts, problem-solving strategies, and critical thinking skills that lay the groundwork for readers to think like good programmers

Teaching and Learning Mathematical Problem Solving

A provocative collection of papers containing comprehensive reviews of previous research, teaching techniques, and pointers for direction of future study.

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Author: Edward A. Silver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136561238

Category: Education

Page: 484

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A provocative collection of papers containing comprehensive reviews of previous research, teaching techniques, and pointers for direction of future study. Provides both a comprehensive assessment of the latest research on mathematical problem solving, with special emphasis on its teaching, and an attempt to increase communication across the active disciplines in this area.