Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning.
Springer, London, UK
1 August 2014.
A new book, A Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning, written by Edwin F. Meyer, Nickolas Falkner, Raja Sooriamurthi, and Zbigniew Michalewicz, is available from Springer. The book addresses the key question: How to teach Puzzle-based Learning? For more information, see http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Puzzle-based-Learning-Undergraduate-Computer/dp/144716475X/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409226842&sr=1-6&keywords=michalewicz
Kindle version of Puzzle-based Learning.
31 May 2014.
Kindle version of the original “Puzzle-based Learning” is available on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Puzzle-Based-Learning-3rd-Introduction-Mathematics-ebook/dp/B00JW074MQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1404342138&sr=1-1&keywords=puzzle+based+learning
A new book on Puzzle-based Learning.
Springer, London, UK
1 May 2014.
A new book, A Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning, written by Edwin F. Meyer, Nickolas Falkner, Raja Sooriamurthi, and Zbigniew Michalewicz, will be available from Springer in July this year. The book addresses the key question: How to teach Puzzle-based Learning? Are there any general teaching strategies of Puzzle-based Learning? How to organize the class of students? Should we set up puzzle clubs? Are there any special class activities that can be incorporated into Puzzle-based Learning courses? In particular, should we use some on-line activities? How to organize the material in the most meaningful way? How to set assignments? What about effective assessment? How can we increase and maintain confidence among students? Is there any merit in peer teaching? How to present the material for this course? Which puzzles should be selected as warm-up exercises? And more…
Presentation on Puzzle Power: Problem-Solving Made Awesome!
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
6 April 2014.
A presentation on Puzzle Power: Problem-Solving Made Awesome! will be made at the AMATYC Conference (November 13-16, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee). Participants will engage in creative puzzle-based problem solving while emphasizing the importance of developing a thorough understanding of the problem and its unstated assumptions. Once these implicit assumptions are identified, the problem solvers will be encouraged to alter these assumptions in order to come up with creative “outside-the-box” solutions.
Workshop on Puzzle-Based Learning at the SIGCSE 2014.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
6 March 2014.
A workshop on Puzzle-Based Learning will be presented by Raja Sooriamurthi, Ed Meyer, and Nick Falkner at the SIGCSE 2014: “Puzzle-Based Learning: Introducing Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Computer Science and Engineering” – at the ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March 5 – 8, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.