Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning

Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning

Written by: Edwin F. Meyer III,Nickolas Falkner,Raja Sooriamurthi,Zbigniew Michalewicz

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  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: 2014-07-23
  • ISBN-10: 1447164768
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Book Summary

This book provides insights drawn from the authors’ extensive experience in teaching Puzzle-based Learning. Practical advice is provided for teachers and lecturers evaluating a range of different formats for varying class sizes. Features: suggests numerous entertaining puzzles designed to motivate students to think about framing and solving unstructured problems; discusses models for student engagement, setting up puzzle clubs, hosting a puzzle competition, and warm-up activities; presents an overview of effective teaching approaches used in Puzzle-based Learning, covering a variety of class activities, assignment settings and assessment strategies; examines the issues involved in framing a problem and reviews a range of problem-solving strategies; contains tips for teachers and notes on common student pitfalls throughout the text; provides a collection of puzzle sets for use during a Puzzle-based Learning event, including puzzles that require probabilistic reasoning, and logic and geometry puzzles.

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