Papers & Workshops



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


Niranjan Casinader

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

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

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000

Equipment: Overhead Projector, Multimedia Projector, Powerpoint