Problem solving and choice-based pedagogies

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Abstract

An important premise of creative thinking is that a problem solver is in position to choose. The literature on open-ended problem situations focuses on the mechanisms underlying learner choices of problem-solving moves. This article argues that there is room for empowering students to make choices of additional types: choosing an extent of collaboration, choosing a mode of interaction, and choosing an agent to learn from while solving a challenging problem. Theoretical argument is supported by an empirical example drawn from an on-going study on the interaction between cognition and affect in high-school students’ long-term geometry problem solving.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Proceedings of the 9th International Conference Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness
EditorsF. M. Singer, F. Toader, C. Voica
Place of PublicationSinaia, Romania
Pages68-73
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2015
EventThe 9th MATHEMATICAL CREATIVITY AND GIFTEDNESS - Sinaia, ROMANIA, Sinaia, Romania
Duration: 25 Jun 201528 Jun 2015

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th MATHEMATICAL CREATIVITY AND GIFTEDNESS
Country/TerritoryRomania
CitySinaia
Period25/06/1528/06/15

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