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About this book
Puzzle-based Learning is a foundational approach to develop the critical thinking skills and mental stamina essential for solving real-world problems.
This Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning provides invaluable 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, based on results from classes taught in many different countries.
Topics and 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 various 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
This unique textbook/guide will be of great interest to instructors on all levels who wish to experiment with the Puzzle-based Learning approach. This approach has been successfully applied in universities, high schools, professional organizations and leading companies.
- Book Title Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning
- Series Title Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
- Series Abbreviated Title Undergraduate Topics Computer Sci.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6476-0
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6475-3
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-6476-0
- Series ISSN 1863-7310
- Series E-ISSN 2197-1781
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 345
- Number of Illustrations 98 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
Computers and Education
Teaching and Teacher Education
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From the book reviews:“The book’s approach is to present many problems, and for each one, discuss how to present it to students and how to help them learn in the course of working on it. … this book does a very nice job of bringing together an impressive collection of puzzles and presenting them to teachers in a manner that supports their use in an undergraduate classroom.” (S. L. Tanimoto, Computing Reviews, November, 2014)