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written by Taejin Byun, Sangwoo Ha, and Gyoungho Lee
Recently, many students have been losing their interest in physics. One of the essential reasons why students look away from physics is the fact that they face difficulty in solving physics problems. Since mechanics is a fundamental subject in physics, many researchers have studied how students learn mechanics and solve problems related to mechanics. However, there is little research on the students' specific difficulties in the process of problem solving. This study investigated degree of students' difficulties in process and the core sources of these difficulties. 24 university students who majored in physics education participated in this study. We have developed a framework, House Model (HM), for helping and analyzing students' problem solving. We found that students felt greater difficulty in planning and executing steps than in visualizing, knowing and finding steps. As the problems grew in difficulty, this pattern became more distinct. We also found the sources of the students' difficulties and discussed the educational implications of these results.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 87-90
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021281
PACS:
01.40.-d 01.40.Fk 01.30.Cc 01.40.gb 01.40.G- 01.50.H- 01.50.F-
Keywords:
House Model (HM), PERC 2008, educational aids, educational courses, engineering education, mathematics computing, mechanics, problem solving, problem solving, research and development management, scientific information systems, student difficulty, student experiments
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T. Byun, S. Ha, and G. Lee, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8002&DocID=712).
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T. Byun, S. Ha, and G. Lee, Identifying Student Difficulty in Problem Solving Process via the Framework of the House Model (HM) presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8002&DocID=712>.
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Byun, T., Ha, S., & Lee, G. (2008, July 23-24). Identifying Student Difficulty in Problem Solving Process via the Framework of the House Model (HM). Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8002&DocID=712
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Byun, T, S. Ha, and G. Lee. "Identifying Student Difficulty in Problem Solving Process via the Framework of the House Model (HM)." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8002&DocID=712 (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Byun, Taejin, Sangwoo Ha, and Gyoungho Lee. "Identifying Student Difficulty in Problem Solving Process via the Framework of the House Model (HM)." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 87-90 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8002&DocID=712>.
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