Kenneth Heller

Professor of Physics, School of Physics & Astronomy

University of Minnesota

Using The Learning Knowledge Base: The Connection Between Problem Solving and Cooperative Group Techniques
"There is no known 'best' way to teach. The most effective teaching method depends on the specific goals of a course, the strengths of the instructor, the needs of the students, and the constraints imposed by the situation. Determining a few achievable course goals is the first, and most important step in teaching."
A constructivist learning experience
Three pedagogical pioneers, Deborah Allen (University of Delaware), Kenneth Heller (University of Minnesota) and Karl Smith (University of Minnesota) engaged colloquium participants in a problem-solving case study: Design under constraints: exploration of seven scenarios.
Using the Learning Knowledge Base: The connection between problem-solving and cooperative group techniques