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Problem Solving


by William A. Brownell — 1942

One may define problem solving so broadly as to make the term synonymous with learning. To do so, one needs only to point out that all learning starts with some inadequacy of adjustment, some disturbance of equilibrium—and so, with a 'problem'—and that in the process of achieving adjustment and returning to a state of equilibrium one 'solves' the problem.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 41, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 43 Number 10, 1942, p. 415-443
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20473, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 12:32:03 AM

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