Reference : Measuring Complex Problem Solving: An educational application of psychological theories
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Measuring Complex Problem Solving: An educational application of psychological theories
Greiff, Samuel mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science (EMACS) >]
Fischer, Andreas [> >]
Journal for Educational Research Online
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[en] Complex Problem Solving ; Functionalism ; Action theory ; Operative intelligence
[en] Complex Problem Solving (CPS) is a central topic in modern educational contexts and has received increased interest in educational large-scale assessment studies such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). Measurement devices up to the present have suff ered from a lack of theoretical embedment and low reliability. This article reviews the most important theories of CPS that may be applied to the process of rational test construction. Specifi cally, the functionalist approach focusing on cognitive processes and the approach of action theory focusing on distinct phases are discussed in their relation to CPS and its assessment. As an example of how to develop a reliable and valid measurement device based on these theories, we propose the development of
MicroDYN, which is the operationalization of CPS in PISA 2012.

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