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Approaches to problem solving: Developing an understanding of na´ve, routine and sophisticated problem solving behaviours


Muir, T and Beswick, K and Williamson, J, Approaches to problem solving: Developing an understanding of naive, routine and sophisticated problem solving behaviours, The Psychology of Problem Solving: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Nova Science Publishers, S Helie (ed), New York, pp. 85-100. ISBN 978-1-62257-612-8 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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This chapter aims to provide readers with descriptions and discussions of what successful and unsuccessful problem solvers do. It provides an overview of novice and expert problem solving behaviours and how these can be considered along a continuum ranging from novice problem solving behavior to more sophisticated problem solving behavior. Common characteristics relating to each orientation are identified, using examples from the literature, and our own teaching and research, to illustrate some of these characteristics. The role of metacognition and its relevance to problem solving is highlighted, together with consideration of the impact of teaching instruction upon problem solving behaviour.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Muir, T (Associate Professor Tracey Muir)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Williamson, J (Professor John Williamson)
ID Code:82777
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-02-18
Last Modified:2017-11-20

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