Faculty Publications

Learning, Problem Solving, And Mindtools: Essays In Honor Of David H. Jonassen

J. Michael Spector, University of North Texas
Barbara B. Lockee, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Sharon E. Smaldino, Northern Illinois University
Mary C. Herring, University of Northern Iowa


Learning, Problem Solving, and Mindtools is inspired by the substantial body of learning research by David H. Jonassen in the areas of mind tools and problem solving. The focus of the volume is on educational technology, especially with regard to how new technologies have facilitated and supported problem solving and critical thinking. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of learning with technology and elaborates the implications for the design and implementation of learning environments and activities aimed at improving the conceptualization of problems, reasoning and higher-order thinking, and solving challenging problems.