Chapter 6

Chapter 6 Reading Guide: Supporting Student Problem Solving

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p. 153-157

1. What is problem solving? What are the two general kinds of problem (describe them, don’t just list them).

2. What is inquiry?  What is critical literacy?

3. What is problem-based learning?

p. 158- 162

4. What are 3 characteristics of effective technology-enhanced problem-based learning tasks?

5. How can you use this information (from #4) to help with your WebQuest project?

6. Which of the benefits of problem solving listed on p. 160 have you experienced personally?

7. Which of the 4 steps in the student problem-solving process are most difficult for your grade/subject area?

8. What is the teacher’s role in problem based learning (PBL)?

p. 163-176

9. Choose one of the 4 guidelines for technology-supported problem solving and explain how you will address it in your WebQuest.

10. Explore one of the problem-solving and inquiry technologies (either stand-alone tools or web-based tools) listed in this section (P.165-169) and explain how it could be used with students in your subject/grade-level.

11. What is the difference between a WebQuest (p.167) and a Web Inquiry Project (p.168)?

12. There are 3 different types of problem-based learning activities listed on pages 170-172. Which one might be a good fit for your WebQuest idea (academic problem, scenario, or real-life problems). Explain why.

13. How can teachers assess learner problem-solving and inquiry?