Computer-Based Learning Environments and Problem Solving

Computer-Based Learning Environments and Problem Solving

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Most would agree that the acquisition of problem-solving ability is a primary goal of education. The emergence of the new information technologiesin the last ten years has raised high expectations with respect to the possibilities of the computer as an instructional tool for enhancing students' problem-solving skills. This volume is the first to assemble, review, and discuss the theoretical, methodological, and developmental knowledge relating to this topical issue in a multidisciplinary confrontation of highly recommended experts in cognitive science, computer science, educational technology, and instructional psychology. Contributors describe the most recent results and the most advanced methodological approaches relating to the application of the computer for encouraging knowledge construction, stimulating higher-order thinking and problem solving, and creating powerfullearning environments for pursuing those objectives. The computer applications relate to a variety of content domains and age levels.The results of reading comprehension outcome measures, where students read and answered questions on passages unrelated to the curriculum, are shown in Figure 3. The fifth and sixth grade students were assigned to easy (third grade) or anbsp;...

Title:Computer-Based Learning Environments and Problem Solving
Author:Erik De Corte, Marcia Linn, Heinz Mandl, Lieven Verschaffel
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-06-29


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