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Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch

Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
There are plenty of online resources aimed at teaching kids coding but here's an offline take that uses old school gamification to get kids engaged and learning programming principles while they're having some good old-fashioned family fun.

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The Science of Problem Solving

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A review of the science behind problem solving, how it functions in the brain and how we can do it better.
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5 Steps to creative problem solving

Creativity isn't a discipline for just designers. Ideas and creativity should come from everyone regardless of their role. Creativity can be taught and I've ...
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How Carnegie Mellon Increased the Proportion of Women in Computer Science From 7% to 42%

How Carnegie Mellon Increased the Proportion of Women in Computer Science From 7% to 42% | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
A Carnegie Mellon study on gender and computer science led to changes in the department that increased the gender ratio of women in CS from 7% to 42%.
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What's Next? Learning researcher James Gee on games in school

What's Next? Learning researcher James Gee on games in school | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
"School reformers are interested in game-based learning to have learners [solve] problems...In a world with interacting complex systems, we need problem-solvers, not fact-reciters and test-takers." ("Video games are at heart problem-solving spaces...If...
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Strategic Video Games Like StarCraft Improve Problem-Solving Skills - Reason

Strategic Video Games Like StarCraft Improve Problem-Solving Skills - Reason | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
University Herald Strategic Video Games Like StarCraft Improve Problem-Solving Skills Reason Playing StarCraft can boost problem solving and creative thinking, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and...
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Study: Dolphins Can Problem Solve Like Humans - Sci-Tech Today

Study: Dolphins Can Problem Solve Like Humans - Sci-Tech Today | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Study: Dolphins Can Problem Solve Like Humans
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A study conducted at the Dolphin Research Center shows that dolphins can copy human problem-solving. A bottlenose dolphin was blindfolded and instructed to mimic the actions of a trainer.
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6 Useful Apps for Teaching Kids how to Code

6 Useful Apps for Teaching Kids how to Code | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it

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World of Codecraft: 3-D Game Teaches Kids 'Big Ideas' of Programming | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

World of Codecraft: 3-D Game Teaches Kids 'Big Ideas' of Programming | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Researchers at North Carolina State University are trying to uncover the secrets of building engaging educational games by studying the ways kids play a new 3-D game that teaches basic programming concepts.
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Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education: Problem solving and creativity in Engineering: turning novices into professionals

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Problem-solving: Bees Solve Complex Problems Faster Than Supercomputers

Problem-solving: Bees Solve Complex Problems Faster Than Supercomputers | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it

Extract taken from:http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2012/07/bees-solve-complex-problems-faster-than-supercomputers-weekend-feature.html

In a landmark 2010 study, researchers found that bumblebees were able to figure out the most efficient routes among several computer-controlled "flowers," quickly solving a complex problem that even stumps supercomputers. We already know bees are pretty good at facial recognition, and researchers have shown they can also be effective air-quality monitors.

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LEGO robots help kids solve tasks

LEGO robots help kids solve tasks | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it

Wauwatosa middle and elementary students are working with Harley-Davidson engineers to design, engineer and program LEGO robots for the worldwide competition First Lego League.

The competition has two parts, robot engineering and real-world problem solving. The theme this year is "Senior Solutions" and will see students tackling problems facing the elderly.

This is the district's third year of partnering with the Project Lead The Way club to compete in the event.

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Why Agile Minds Deploy Both Rational and Intuitive Problem-Solving | SharpBrains

Why Agile Minds Deploy Both Rational and Intuitive Problem-Solving | SharpBrains | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
A rare aha moment in 2011 set me chasing new problem-solving research.
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Enhance Metacognition and Problem-Solving by Talking Out Loud to Yourself | SharpBrains

Enhance Metacognition and Problem-Solving by Talking Out Loud to Yourself | SharpBrains | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
The MC at the University of Michigan’s reunion dinner encouraged audience members to reveal the most significant take-away from their undergraduate nursing...
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Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch

Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
There are plenty of online resources aimed at teaching kids coding but here's an offline take that uses old school gamification to get kids engaged and learning programming principles while they're having some good old-fashioned family fun.

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EJEL - Volume 11 Issue 1, ECGBL / Feb 2013

EJEL - Volume 11 Issue 1, ECGBL / Feb 2013 | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Previous issues and articles in EJEL, in the e-journal of papers and articles on e-Learning
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Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems - HealthDay

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Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems
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Increasing evidence suggests that gesturing may play an important role in the processes that people use to solve a problem or achieve a goal, according to the news release.
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Startup engineering course challenges students with real world problems - The Stanford Daily

Startup engineering course challenges students with real world problems - The Stanford Daily | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Startup engineering course challenges students with real world problems
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Having left Stanford to found a genetic testing company called Counsyl, Srinivasan recalled encountering the gap between the academic and professional worlds.
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what we do to the data before you see it - The Guardian (blog)

what we do to the data before you see it - The Guardian (blog) | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
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So, how do we get through that 70%? Guardian graphic artist Mark McCormick has helped us visualise that process.
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Naturejobs: Free-range learning (the future of informal science education)

Naturejobs: Free-range learning (the future of informal science education) | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
The budding field of informal science education offers varied research paths but uncertain funding.

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I missed this last month - if you are considering a career in informal science education or at a science museum, you'll find this interesting.

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Problem-solving: Computational thinking is for everyone

Problem-solving: Computational thinking is for everyone | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it

A much discussed and related area of Computational Thinking (Wing, 2006) has raised the profile of areas such as problem-solving, by highlighting the importance of “thinking like a computer scientist” (Wing 2006).

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Rational versus intuitive problem solving: How thinking "off the beaten path" can stimulate creativity

Rational versus intuitive problem solving: How thinking "off the beaten path" can stimulate creativity | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it

 

We compared the effects of rational versus intuitive problem solving on creativity. We argued that therelative effectiveness of these approaches depends upon an individual’s typical thinking style such thatindividuals will be more creative when they adopt a problem-solving approach that differs from theirtypical style of thinking (e.g., individuals who avoid rational thinking will exhibit higher creativity whenthey are instructed to rely on rational problem solving). We tested this hypothesis in a sample of undergraduate students generating creative ideas in response to a real-world problem. In support of ourhypothesis, we found that problem-solving approach and individual differences in thinking style interactsuch that creativity is highest when individuals use a nontypical problem-solving approach.

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