Problem Solving in a Digital World: Using PIAAC’s PS-TRE to Support Learning
Abstract: PIAAC’s Problem Solving in Technology Rich Environments (PS-TRE) is a way to think about how we use technology to complete tasks in daily life, work, and schooling, and the issues that might arise as we employ those technologies. PS-TRE can also be viewed as a problem solving process one might teach to adult learners, a process, once learned, that can help them complete tasks in our highly technological world. The different components of the PS-TRE process can provide structure for making relevant the use of technology in classrooms. This presentation defines the components of PS-TRE and explores how teachers can use them to help learners develop skills to flexibly use digital technologies in learning. Teachers will view and discuss several example instructional activities.