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Engaging Students with Open-Ended Problem Learning

As instructors strive to implement meaningful content into their courses, an innovative option is open-ended problem learning. This instruction encourages focus on solving an open-ended problem using pre-existing knowledge and experience while applying newly acquired information. As a result, they develop content understanding and key critical thinking skills (Athreya and Mouza, 2017). This narrative technique […]

Problem-Solving Deconstructed

Problem-solving features heavily on today’s lists of most marketable work skills. Given the rapid pace at which technological progress is transforming the workforce, it makes sense that foundational soft skills such as this one have become more valuable than ever. So how can we as educators and instructional designers better prepare students to meet this […]