Perspectives on Problem Solving in Education

Perspectives on Problem Solving in Educational Assessment
Name: Rodrick E. Carter
Institution: Liberty University

Perspectives on Problem Solving in Educational Assessment
Perspectives on Problem Solving in Educational Assessment: Analytical, Interactive, and Collaborative Problem Solving is a peer-reviewed article that was written in 2013 by Greif, Holt and Funke. The article analyses the various approaches that have been adopted in educational problem solving. This article describes three different problem solving approaches that include analytical, interactive, and collaborative approaches to problem solving. It mainly defines each approach, provides an in-depth understanding of each construct, provides items examples together with specific empirical results, and discusses the various limitations related to each approach (Greiff et al, 2013).
A Review of the Article
The article begins by giving a brief description of what a problem is, which can help us understand why different people adopt different approaches to address them. Although most people in the contemporary world may put blame on satanic spirits for the various problems they face, they have continued to seek for suitable ways through which they can understand the mind of mankind in order to solve various problems that they face. This can be explained by a biblical fact that states that mankind lives in a world where he/she is always fraught with fears but he/she is isolated from divine reality (HR Connect, 2005).
The research documented in this article revolves around a large-scale assessment, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) that includes different assessments that were carried out in 2003, 2012, and 2015, and they included the analysis of various problem-solving abilities. According to Greiff et al (2013), PISA is a continuing cross-sectional analysis of 15-year-old students from 70 countries that include the various states of the Organization...