Problem solving and human expertise

T. J. Nokes, C. D. Schunn, Michelene Chi

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Abstract

Developing high-level problem-solving skill is critical to successfully perform a variety of tasks in both formal (e.g., school and work) and informal (e.g., home) settings. One way to understand how people acquire such skills is to examine research on expertise in problem solving. In this article, we provide an integrative review of the psychological research on expert problem solving, describing in detail what it is, how it is acquired, and the implications for education and instruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages265-272
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Expertise
Problem solving
Education
Psychological

Keywords

  • Categorization
  • Declarative knowledge
  • Expertise
  • Instruction
  • Learning
  • Problem solving
  • Procedural knowledge
  • Representation
  • Schema
  • Skill acquisition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Nokes, T. J., Schunn, C. D., & Chi, M. (2010). Problem solving and human expertise. In International Encyclopedia of Education (pp. 265-272). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00486-3

Problem solving and human expertise. / Nokes, T. J.; Schunn, C. D.; Chi, Michelene.

International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd, 2010. p. 265-272.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Nokes, TJ, Schunn, CD & Chi, M 2010, Problem solving and human expertise. in International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd, pp. 265-272. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00486-3
Nokes TJ, Schunn CD, Chi M. Problem solving and human expertise. In International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd. 2010. p. 265-272 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00486-3
Nokes, T. J. ; Schunn, C. D. ; Chi, Michelene. / Problem solving and human expertise. International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier Ltd, 2010. pp. 265-272
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