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Title: GOAL-oriented Problem Solving
Url: http://www.compadre.org/portal/services/detail.cfm?ID=4404
Creator: Beichner, Robert J.
Deardorff, Duane
Zhang, Binghua
Publisher: ComPADRE
Description: Problem solving skills, although an important goal of many introductory science courses, are not easily mastered by many students. The GOAL approach is easy to recall and encourages students to Gather information about the problem, Organize an approach to the solution, Analyze the problem, and then Learn from their efforts. This mnemonic is based on the findings of other researchers who have studied how students solve problems and was conceived during development of an introductory physics text as a mental aid to avoid formula-centered problem solving and to teach skills employed by experienced problem solvers.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Educational psychology -- Learning
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion -- Psychology -- Consciousness. Cognition -- Thought and thinking -- Problem solving
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Physics
Date Issued: 2008-05-15
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Format: html
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Student Teachers
Teacher Educators
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Robert J. Beichner
Access Rights: Free access
Source: comPADRE
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Resource URL Clicks: 6
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