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Problem-solving strategies must be taught implicitly

  • Problem solving is one of the central activities performed by computer scientists as well as by computer science learners. Whereas the teaching of algorithms and programming languages is usually well structured within a curriculum, the development of learners’ problem-solving skills is largely implicit and less structured. Students at all levels often face difficulties in problem analysis and solution construction. The basic assumption of the workshop is that without some formal instruction on effective strategies, even the most inventive learner may resort to unproductive trial-and-error problemsolving processes. Hence, it is important to teach problem-solving strategies and to guide teachers on how to teach their pupils this cognitive tool. Computer science educators should be aware of the difficulties and acquire appropriate pedagogical tools to help their learners gain and experience problem-solving skills.

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Author:Noa Ragonis
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-64645
ISSN:1868-0844 (print)
ISSN:2191-1940 (online)
Parent Title (German):Commentarii informaticae didacticae : (CID)
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2013
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2013/02/28
Tag:Problem solving; Problem solving strategies; Teaching problem solving strategies
Issue:6
Pagenumber:3
First Page:155
Last Page:157
Source:Informatics in schools : local proceedings of the 6th International Conference ISSEP 2013 ; selected papers ; Oldenburg, Germany, February 26–March 2, 2013/Diethelm et al. (Eds.)/ Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 2013/ S. 155-157
Organizational units:Extern / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2013) 06
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2013) 06 / Workshops
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, 3.0 Deutschland