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Learning, Problem Solving, and Mindtools : Essays in Honor of David H. Jonassen, Hardback Book

Learning, Problem Solving, and Mindtools : Essays in Honor of David H. Jonassen Hardback

Edited by J. Michael Spector, Barbara B. Lockee, Sharon E. Smaldino, Mary C. Herring


Learning, Problem Solving, and Mindtools is inspired by the substantial body of learning research by David H.

Jonassen in the areas of mind tools and problem solving. The focus of the volume is on educational technology, especially with regard to how new technologies have facilitated and supported problem solving and critical thinking.

Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of learning with technology and elaborates the implications for the design and implementation of learning environments and activities aimed at improving the conceptualization of problems, reasoning and higher-order thinking, and solving challenging problems. This collection of scholarly essays provides a highly engaging treatment of using tools and technologies to improve problem solving; multiple perspectives on integrating educational technology to support learning in complex and challenging problem solving domains; guidance for the design of instruction to support problem solving; a systemic account of the relationships between mental models, instructional models, and assessment models; and a look into the future of educational technology research and practice.




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