Dynamics of undergraduate student generic problem-solving skills captured by a campus-wide study

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The ability to effectively problem solve is a highly valued competency expected of university graduates, independent of their area of study. Evaluation of problem-solving skill (PSS) development is hindered by a shortage of available tools for monitoring student progress and by lack of defined instructional strategies for development of these skills. Our research is aimed at addressing these problems. We have developed an evaluation tool, which we applied to study the dynamics of undergraduate student PSS. We tested first- and upper-year students from 26 different courses (total...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Assessment

Keywords: Competence; Problem solving skill; Generic skills; Pedagogics; Relevance of education and training; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 74

Journal number: 5

Journal date: November 2017

Pages: pp. 877-896

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.343

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