Problem-Solving: Insights, Challenges, and Approaches


Research Scientist, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU008000; SCI064000

Book Review
“In this brilliant book, the authors have systematically developed a framework of diverse theoretical and research advances in problem-solving processes. This, however, does not only integrate state-of-the-art research but develops implications for the future of problem-solving as open and innovative.  It offers insightful and practical implications that address most of the challenging topics that our ‘problem-solvers’ in different agencies encounter in day-to-day life.  in four Parts, six well-organized chapters illuminate the intersectionality of issues and aspects that are crucial for scientific explorations and progress.” – Brij Mohan, Dean Emeritus, School of Social Work, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA , USA

The authors have done a brilliant job of highlighting how the definition and theorizing of problem-solving is changing and how this seems to inspire the development of research in resolving problems in current and upcoming years. By balancing our theoretical and research assumptions about problem-solving with a better awareness of the significance of plenty of other factors contributing to successfully resolving problems, individuals, teams, and communities of practice might possibly use more refined ways through which they can endorse influential transformations during problem-solving conditions and eventually generate greater shared value.

In this excellent new cross-cultural Nova edition that grapples with the challenge of writing about the problem-solving paradigm, the authors have worked hard to blend diverse theoretical and research advances of problem-solving approaches in a balanced and visible way. It does not only integrate inspiring theory and research, but also develops avenues for the future of problem-solving as open science and an open innovation field. It gives insightful and practical associations addressing many of the most challenging topics that our agency and capacity as problem-solvers might entail, now and in the time ahead.

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Table of Contents





Editor and Contributors

Part 1

Chapter 1. The View of Development as a Directed Change of Variety Gives Clues for Creative Problem-Solving
Igor Zadesenets
Independent Researcher, Israel

Chapter 2. Serious Games in Higher Education: A Multimodal Problem-Solving Immersive Learning Experience
Eleni G. Makri
University College Dublin and Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin, Ireland

Part 2

Chapter 3. Problem-Solving: Practice and Theory in the Project Management Office-A Cognitive Approach
Adrian Hepworth
University of Liverpool, Management School, Liverpool, UK

Part 3

Chapter 4. The Cooperation Mechanism of Teacher Professional Identity and Metacognition in Pedagogical Problem-Solving: Implications for Teacher Education
Insuk Han
National Achievement Test Supporting Center, Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education, South Korea

Part 4

Chapter 5. Problem-Solving as a Strategy for the Development of Basic Skills in the Adult Population
David Pérez-Jorge, Varinia Escobar-González, Diana González-Dorta, and Liliana Fariña-Hernández
Department of Didactics and Educational Research University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Chapter 6. Social Problem-Solving and Anxiety in Perfectionist and Non-Perfectionist Adolescents
László Kasik¹, Zita Gál¹, and Zoltaìn Nagy²
¹University of Szeged Institute of Education, University of Szeged Social Competence Research Group, Szeged, Hungary
²University of Szeged Doctoral School of Education, Szeged, Hungary