I am looking for academic references related to this questions. In fact, I need to write a paper which shows the importance of problem-solving approach for everyone. Certainly, this should include mathematical problem solving, but not only that. In other words, why education needs to focus on the problem-solving approach nowadays.

I have been reading some books (see list below) for this purpose.

I really appreciate your help in advance.

Robertson, S. I. (2016). Problem solving: perspectives from cognition and neuroscience. Psychology Press.

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.). (1994). Thinking and problem solving. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Schoenfeld, A. H. (1985). Mathematical Problem Solving, Academic Press, Orlando, FL.

  • $\begingroup$ I the post a little bit. Please check that the third sentence in particular still says what you want it to say. $\endgroup$ – Tommi Brander Jun 26 '18 at 17:39
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    $\begingroup$ A paper on problem-solving for everyone is probably too broad a topic to broach in a meaningful way. [Hopefully there are more constraints than that on your assignment...] I don't know the first book, but the other two are tomes! Sternberg writes quite a bit about creativity; so, you might also check out the RW Weisberg text, Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention, and the Arts. [It, too, is long: over 600 pages!] $$ $$ I'm not sure that I can post a more meaningful answer given this question's present scope. $\endgroup$ – Benjamin Dickman Jun 26 '18 at 22:43
  • $\begingroup$ There is a whole slant and need around business analysis and problem solving. Realize that this is very different from rigorous math work, but relying on preponderance of evidence and with a lot of choices in methods for different situations. My general view is that the world is wanting/expecting more and more of this. It's not that any of the analysis is groundbreaking versus something done 50 years ago but that many more people are "information workers" and expected to have familiarty with segmentation, root cause trees, very basic stats, etc. $\endgroup$ – guest Jun 28 '18 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ I strongly believe we need to deep into philosophical perspective to answer this question. I mean, why problem solving is important for all of us. $\endgroup$ – Carlos Torres Jul 13 '18 at 17:26

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