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Is problem solving teachable?


Chick, H, Is problem solving teachable?, Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 3-7 August 2016, Szeged, Hungary, pp. 69-74. ISSN 0771-100X (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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The development of the discipline of mathematics through its long history has been characterized by solving problems. Currently, many contemporary curricula place problem solving as a central feature of school mathematics learning, and indicate that the capacity to put mathematics to use in routine and novel situations is a vital outcome of schooling. However, such documents rarely indicate how to teach problem solving, but seem to assume that it is possible to do so. This raises the important question: Is problem solving teachable? In this preface for the plenary panel I recount a personal experience with problem solving in order to provoke some questions about the teaching and learning of problem solving.

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Item Type:Plenary Presentation
Keywords:mathematical problem solving
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Chick, H (Associate Professor Helen Chick)
ID Code:110843
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-08-17
Last Modified:2016-08-19
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