Journal of Behavioral Education

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 281–293

Teaching problem solving skills to teachers-in-training: An analogue experimental analysis of three methods

Regular Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF02110316

Cite this article as:
Watson, T.S. & Kramer, J.J. J Behav Educ (1995) 5: 281. doi:10.1007/BF02110316


This analogue study sought to determine the relative effectiveness of different instructional methods for teaching problem solving skills to teachers-in-training. Three instructional conditions (didactic, didactic + modeling, and didactic + modeling with rehearsal/feedback) and a control condition were compared on measures of problem identification and problem analysis. Results indicated that the didactic + modeling and didactic + modeling with rehearsal/feedback conditions were superior to didactic training in teaching problem-solving skills. Discussed are possible explanations for differences between the instructional conditions, the implications of these findings, limitations of this study, and directions for further teacher-training research in problem solving.

Key words

problem-solving applied behavior analysis consultee training teacher education teacher-training 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Counselor Education and Educational PsychologyMississippi State UniversityStarkville
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincoln
  3. 3.College of EducationMississippi State University

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