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What is the problem with problem solving?

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scott turner

on 2 December 2012

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Transcript of What is the problem with problem solving?

Problem solving Everyone's a problemsolver Ideas please Mindtools http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TMC.htm Tools Ownership - changing "What do you want..." to "I'm going to..." Problems Computational Thinking Future Functional Decomposition Robots and graphical approaches Open problems Limited maths background? Are we asking too much? Computing alone is not enough - what else? http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wing/www/publications/Wing06.pdf Concept Mapping? Argument Mapping? Are there others? Background Problem solving is central to programming - most of the skills needed revolve around problem solving. Often these skills are being taught with learning a new programming language Challenges Better Programmers

Open Problem Assessment --> How do you assess different solutions?

Students to be more critical

How do we get the students to ask themselves and others the questions needed unprompted?

Assertiveness What do you think? Are there any tools from your discipline that could be useful here? Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education http://journals.northampton.ac.uk/index.php/elehe What's the problem with problem solving? Scott Turner
Ali Al-Sherbaz We have started a LinkedIn group ProblemSolvingNorthampton- New members welcome
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