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Title: Let Kids Solve Wicked Problems... Why Not?!
Authors: Lam, Rachel
Low, Michelle
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Publisher: Singapore: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Lam, R. & Low, M. (2016). Let Kids Solve Wicked Problems... Why Not?! In Looi, C. K., Polman, J. L., Cress, U., and Reimann, P. (Eds.). Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016, Volume 2. Singapore: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: We describe the first iteration of design experiments that aim to assess an instructional framework we call Preparation for Future Collaboration, which consists of three main phases of learning activity: 1) individual cognitive preparation in the content to-be-learned, 2) discussion/collaboration of ideas generated during preparation, and 3) direct instruction. We conducted an experimental study in situ in three fourth-grade classes in a public school in Singapore, manipulating the way that students prepared for a collaborative activity in a topic in environmental education. Future analyses will include using measures of student artifacts to assess the effectiveness of different forms of preparation on both the process of learning and post-activity outcomes. In this paper, we share two cases to illustrate student ability to generate solutions to a wicked problem.
URI: https://repository.isls.org/handle/1/339
https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/icls2016.132
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