Why teaching problem solving is a problem

Presentation Date: 

Sunday, October 3, 2010


2010 Science and Technology in Society Forum (Kyoto, Japan)

Presentation Slides: 

Of all the skills that are important in life in general and science, math and engineering education I n particular, the one that is most generally considered to be the most important one is problem solving. But what is problem solving? Problem solving is the process of moving toward a goal when the path to that goal is uncertain. The traditional approach to education largely fails to teach real problem solving. What can we do to address this problem?