Teaching Thinking and Problem Solving with Technology
Kay W. Allen, University of Central Florida
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-25-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The need to teach students to think is not a new idea in American education. Early in this century Dewey (1910) along with other educators called for making the teaching of thinking a goal of formal education. In 1982, the Education Commission of the States concluded that higher order thinking processes should be the “basics” of education (Education Commission of the States, 1982). Robert Sternberg, a leading educator, has asserted that the teaching of thinking should be . . . “the first order of business for school” (Quimby, 1985, p. 53).
Allen, K.W. (1997). Teaching Thinking and Problem Solving with Technology. In J. Willis, J. Price, S. McNeil, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1997--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 760-762). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).