© 1992

Computer-Based Learning Environments and Problem Solving

  • Erik De Corte
  • Marcia C. Linn
  • Heinz Mandl
  • Lieven Verschaffel
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 84)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Encouraging Knowledge Construction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Jan J. Elshout
      Pages 5-17
    3. Andrea A. diSessa
      Pages 19-40
    4. Marlene Scardamalia, Carl Bereiter
      Pages 41-66
    5. Marcia C. Linn, Michael Katz, Michael J. Clancy, Margaret Recker
      Pages 67-101
    6. Joseph C. Campione, Ann L. Brown, Michael Jay
      Pages 163-188
  3. Stimulating Higher-Order Thinking and Problem Solving

  4. Creating Learning Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-312
    2. Robert Glaser, Leona Schauble, Kalyani Raghavan, Colleen Zeitz
      Pages 345-371

About these proceedings


Most would agree that the acquisition of problem-solving ability is a primary goal of education. The emergence of the new information technologiesin the last ten years has raised high expectations with respect to the possibilities of the computer as an instructional tool for enhancing students' problem-solving skills. This volume is the first to assemble, review, and discuss the theoretical, methodological, and developmental knowledge relating to this topical issue in a multidisciplinary confrontation of highly recommended experts in cognitive science, computer science, educational technology, and instructional psychology. Contributors describe the most recent results and the most advanced methodological approaches relating to the application of the computer for encouraging knowledge construction, stimulating higher-order thinking and problem solving, and creating powerfullearning environments for pursuing those objectives. The computer applications relate to a variety of content domains and age levels.


Computerunterstütztes Lernen Intelligente Tutorsysteme Lernumgebungen Problem-solving Problemlösen Technologie computer computer science environment knowledge learning problem solving psychology science technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik De Corte
    • 1
  • Marcia C. Linn
    • 2
  • Heinz Mandl
    • 3
  • Lieven Verschaffel
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology (CIP&T)University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Institut für Empirische Pädagogik und Pädagogische PsychologieUniversität MünchenMünchen 40Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Computer-Based Learning Environments and Problem Solving
  • Editors Erik De Corte
    Marcia C. Linn
    Heinz Mandl
    Lieven Verschaffel
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-55048-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-77230-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-77228-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 484
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
    Artificial Intelligence
    Mathematics, general
    Engineering, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors