Papers & Workshops

 

 

Community Problem Solving: Action-based Learning in and Beyond the Classroom

 

Niranjan Casinader

Director of Co-curriculum, Loyola College, Watsonia, Victoria, Australia

  Abstract:
 
Community Problem Solving (CmPS) is the action-based component of Future Problem Solving, an international program which develops and extends student thinking skills in creative problem identification, analysis and resolution. The six-stage Future Problem Solving thinking process and the structure of the CmPS project are ideally suited to core or elective classroom curricula which aim to challenge students in lateral thinking within a practicable format. This workshop will show how CmPS became the basis of a successful Year 9 Humanities elective at two separate schools, using the full range of learning technologies as the tools of the course. Examples of student work will be shown as part of the session, which will also discuss the practical implications of creating such a course within schools.
 
  Presentation Format: 90 min. workshop



learning
RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000

Equipment: Overhead Projector, Multimedia Projector, Powerpoint