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EDU5015 PROBLEM SOLVING IN EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

SEMESTER 1 2015/2016
ASSIGNMENT 1 Group Assignment (30%); Instruction :
In groups of 3 or 4, prepare an academic essay on one of the following topics:
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The History and Theory of Problem Solving


Problem Solving Models and Strategies
Applying Stevens (1996) Five Stages of Problem Solving in Education
Skills for Effective Problem Solving
Problem Solving Transfer
Thinking and Problem Solving
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Problem-Based Learning Approach in the Classroom

Assignment Format:
1. Length Minimum 5000 words or 20 pages (excluding tables, figures and illustrations)
2. Typewritten, Double spaced, 12 point font for Times New Roman or 11 point font for
Arial.
3. Use APA Format for writing references in text and in the reference list.
4. Language use proper English and avoid colloquial English (e.g. ok)
5. Do not use abbreviations.
6. Assignment cover must have the following information:
a. Course name and code.
b. Semester
c. Faculty
d. Assignment Topic
e. Name and Matric No. of group members
f. Name of instructor
Assignment Guidelines:
1. Content: relevant, precise, extensive, and well organized (with main and sub-topics,
arranged in an appropriate manner)
2. Language: free from technical and grammatical errors.
3. References must be cited in the body of the text as well as in the reference list; references
used must be relevant, sufficient, and current, and written in the APA format.
4. Plagiarism, copying or any other form of academic dishonesty will be handled in
accordance with university policy (Rejected for submission or given 0 mark for the
work submitted).
Submission Date: 2 weeks after class presentation.