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1st Edition

Educational Computing and Problem Solving

ISBN 9780866567817
Published November 23, 1988 by CRC Press
217 Pages

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Book Description

Professionals who are on the cutting edge of educational computing discuss, in this provocative new book, one of the most exciting prospects of the field--harnessing the power of the computer to enhance the development of problem-solving abilities. Here is everything that educators will need to know to use computers to improve higher level skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Current aspects of problem-solving theory, a philosophical case for including programming languages in the curriculum, state-of-the-art research on computers and problem solving, and a look at problem-solving software are included in this comprehensive volume. The research and its application to instruction are grounded in problem-solving theory--making this book a unique and critical addition to the existing literature.

Table of Contents

ContentsEditorial: Problem Solving as Work of the Future

  • Preface
  • I: Theoretical and Philosophical Perspectives to Problem Solving
  • A Brief Review of Developments in Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving: A Behavioral Interpretation
  • The Erotetic Logic of Problem-Solving Inquiry
  • Creative Computer Problem Solving
  • A Philosophical Case for Teaching Programming Languages
  • II: Research on Computers and Problem Solving
  • Computer Programming and Generalized Problem-Solving Skills: In Search of Direction
  • The Effect of the BASIC Programming Language on Problem-Solving Skills and Computer Anxiety
  • The Comparative Effects of BASIC and Logo Instruction on Problem-Solving Skills
  • Intensity of Treatment and Its Relationship to Programming Problem Solving
  • Adolescents? Chunking of Computer Programs
  • Diagnostic Computer Systems for Arithmetic
  • Computer Programming and General Problem Solving by Secondary Students
  • III: Problem-Solving Software
  • Problem-Solving Software to Implement Curriculum Goals
  • Problem-Solving, Writing Theory, and Composing Process Software
  • School Science Problem Solving: A Dilemma
  • Software in the Mathematics Classroom: Must We Digress?
  • Problem Solving and Software Design

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Reed, W Michael; Burton, John K