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LC Module: Scenario Solutions

“To learn problem solving is to learn how to learn. Problem solving develops students’ high level thinking/critical thinking and scientific thinking skills. It merges old knowledge with new knowledge and unites theory and practice. (Akınoğlu and Özkardeş, 2007).
“Problem-based learning research shows a slightly positive effect on achievement scores with much larger positive gains on indicators such as: critical thinking and problem solving skills, abilities related to accessing, analyzing, organizing, and communicating information, student attendance patterns and disciplinary behaviors.” (Glassgow, 1997; Jones, Rasmussen & Moffitt, 1997 as stated Haney, 2005).

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GC226 – Scenario Solutions – Drawing to Conclusion Tool

GC226-S3 – Drawing to Conclusions – As directed, individually, with a partner, in a small group and/ or class, Alexa or Instructor will guide students through a process of reasoning and analysis to form a final opinion or decision on a brief, real-world, spur of the moment lesson-related scenario or incident that could theoretically happen.  Using questions, students will be requested to make forecasts on what happens next and predict how the story will end,  Last, students will respond to how the situation could be handled differently and why. (Option – Journal Entry)

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GC225 – Scenario Solutions – Metaphor Scenario Solutions Tool

GC225-S5 – Metaphor Scenario Solutions – Alexa or Instructor will guide students, individually, with a partner, in a small group and/or class, to identify the key points and note the major question or challenge within the scenario, on their Reflection Pad. To learn different perspectives, before generating proposed solutions, students will create a metaphor on the scenario’s major question/challenge topic presented. After discussing the criteria of a good solution, one solution will be selected and recommended to solve the proposed lesson scenario. (Option – Journal Entry)

Achievement Points - The gears located on each module provide some research specifics why the strategy used in each module raises student achievement. You can click on the gear to read and click on the gear again to eliminate the research box retrieved. For more citation reference information, please refer to the Learning Connect Research Resource Guide in the left hand column of this website.