Pre-Service elementary teachers' motivation and Ill-Structured problem solving in korea

Min Kyeong Kim, Mi Kyung Cho

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This article examines the use and application of an Ill-Structured problem to Pre-Service elementary teachers in Korea in order to find implications of Pre-Service teacher education with regard to contextualized problem solving by analyzing experiences of Ill-Structured problem solving. Participants were divided into small groups depending on the levels of motivation. They participated in a Five-Step phase labeled A-B-C-D-E [Analyze/Browse/Create/Decision-Making/Evaluate] for problem solving. Result showed that the Phase-Specific analysis of Ill-Structured problem solving processes from the levels of motivation could decide the quality of their problem solving in subsequent phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1569-1587
Number of pages19
JournalEurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016

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  • Ill-Structured problem solving
  • Mathematics education
  • Motivation
  • Pre-Service teacher


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