Procesos Aplicados por los Estudiantes en la Resolución de Problemas

Translated title of the contribution: Processes Applied by Students in Problem Solving

Carlos A Burgos H, Jhon Herminson Arias Rueda

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With the development of this research, we investigated to determine the problem-solving strategies used by fourth year high school students. For this purpose, their strategies were identified and then classified. The theory that supports this research is based on Ausubel's significant learning theory according to which students assimilate knowledge in two ways, one in a mechanical way and the other in a significant way. The research design is non-experimental and descriptive; to carry it out, a questionnaire and a semi-structured interview were applied to a group of students selected through a non-probabilistic sampling technique. From this process, it was possible to determine that students mostly employ problem solving strategies using mechanical processes and meaningful processes in their resolution. However, it was also determined that in spite of using both mechanical and meaningful processes, a large part of the students do not solve the problems or do not make a significant reflection on the methods applied.
Translated title of the contributionProcesses Applied by Students in Problem Solving
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
PublisherEditorial Académica Española
Number of pages92
ISBN (Print)978-3-8484-5227-9
StatePublished - 11 Feb 2019


  • Didactics
  • Methodology
  • Schoolpedagogy

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 111A Education


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