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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
written by Craig Ogilvie
This paper first documents the range of beliefs university students have about problem solving. It then describes the extent to which students' beliefs about physics problem solving change by the end of a semester-long course that emphasized problem solving via context-rich, multifaceted problems. The frequency of strategies such as the Rolodex method reduces only slightly by the end of the semester. However, there is an increase in students describing more expansive strategies. In particular there is a large increase in describing the use of diagrams, and thinking about concepts first.
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- Problem Solving
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The American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020102
PACS:
01.40.-d
Keywords:
Context Rich Problems, Formulae matching, Rolodex method, multifaceted problems
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Metadata instance created February 16, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Ogilvie, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5 (2), 020102 (2009), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020102).
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C. Ogilvie, Changes in students’ problem-solving strategies in a course that includes context-rich, multifaceted problems Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5 (2), 020102 (2009), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020102>.
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Ogilvie, C. (2009, August 28). Changes in students’ problem-solving strategies in a course that includes context-rich, multifaceted problems. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5(2), 020102. Retrieved August 28, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020102
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Ogilvie, Craig. "Changes in students’ problem-solving strategies in a course that includes context-rich, multifaceted problems." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5, no. 2, (August 28, 2009): 020102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020102 (accessed 28 August 2014).
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Ogilvie, Craig. "Changes in students’ problem-solving strategies in a course that includes context-rich, multifaceted problems." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5.2 (2009): 020102. 28 Aug. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.020102>.
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