Introduction to Problem Solving in the Information Age

This book is designed to help preservice and inservice teachers learn about some of the educational implications of current uses of Artificial Intelligence as an aid to solving problems and accomplishing tasks.


Humans and their predecessors have developed a wide range of tools to help solve the types of problems that they face. Such tools embody some of the knowledge and skills of those who discover, invent, design, and build the tools. Because of this, in some sense a tool user gains in knowledge and skill by learning to make use of tools.This book explores how Information and Communication Technology (including calculators and computers) aid both your physical capabilities and your mental capabilities. By learning to make effective use of ICT tools, you can improve your problem-solving capabilities.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and Overview
  • What is a Formal Problem?
  • Information and Problem Overload
  • Problem and Task Team
  • Transfer of Learning
  • Expertise and Domain Specificity
  • Some Problem-Solving Strategies
  • Representations of a Problem
  • Representing & Solving Problems Using Computers
  • Computer Programming
  • Summary of Important Ideas

Book Details

Author(s): David Moursund
Format(s): PDF, Doc
File size: 1.22 MB
Number of pages: 99
Link: Download.

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