October 14, 2008
Pat Wagener (Los Medanos): “Can Problem Solving Become a Habit of Mind”
Pat Wagener says:
Throughout the semester, my students were expected to present their solution of an application problem to the class. They were directed to make their knowledge visible so anyone who viewed their solution would clearly understand their thinking.
One principle benefit was to view the students’ understanding and implementation of a Problem Solving Process (PSP), as well as the gaps in their understanding of the PSP.
Follow this link to see four slide shows of student work, with my written comments on their “Habit of Mind” and the use of a PSP.
Adapted from Pat Wagener (Los Medanos): “Can Problem Solving Become a Habit of Mind”