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Solving Problems or Problem Solving: What are we teaching our students?

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Conference

2001 Annual Conference

Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication Date

June 24, 2001

Start Date

June 24, 2001

End Date

June 27, 2001

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

6.884.1 - 6.884.13

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https://peer.asee.org/9786

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147

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FYI Team Members

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Adrian Cloete

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Abstract

This paper positions Effective Problem Solving as not just a tool, but a way of thinking for our personal, academic and professional lives. This is the philosophy behind a new collaborative teaching and cooperative learning Freshman Year Initiative (FYI) in the Electronics programs at DeVry Institute of Technology (Dallas campus). The pedagogical hub of our FYI, launched in Spring 2000, is a Critical Thinking & Problem Solving course on which faculty members build applications for the technical courses. While never compromising the terminal course objectives for any of the five first-term courses, the sequence of topics and the scope of many assignments in each course is orchestrated to support an heuristic approach to critical thinking.

Team Members, F., & Cloete, A. (2001, June), Solving Problems or Problem Solving: What are we teaching our students? Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9786

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