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written by N. Sanjay Rebello and Dean A. Zollman
Csíkszentmihályi proposed the psychological concept of flow as signifying a state of complete involvement and enjoyment in an activity. When learners are in flow they are motivated, engaged, and completely focused on the task at hand, resulting in effortful learning. In this paper we explore the connections between the concept of flow and our model of transfer of learning as applied to problem solving. Our model of transfer purports two cognitive mechanisms – horizontal and vertical – that learners use to construct knowledge. Further, it proposes that carefully designed sequences of horizontal and vertical learning which provide scaffolding within a learner's zone of proximal development can facilitate learners to navigate an optimal adaptability corridor and foster progress toward adaptive expertise as characterized by Bransford & Schwartz. By exploring the connections between flow and our model of transfer, we hope to gain insights into what can motivate learners to become better problem solvers.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 39-41
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Learning Theory
= Transfer
- Problem Solving
= Processes
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Article
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.inv.008
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Optimal Adaptability Corridor (OAC), PERC 2013, adaptive expertise, flow, problem solving, transfer of learning
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N. Rebello and D. Zollman, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13091&DocID=3626).
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N. Rebello and D. Zollman, Problem Solving and Motivation – Getting our Students in Flow, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13091&DocID=3626>.
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Rebello, N., & Zollman, D. (2013, July 17-18). Problem Solving and Motivation – Getting our Students in Flow. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13091&DocID=3626
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Rebello, N. Sanjay, and Dean Zollman. "Problem Solving and Motivation – Getting our Students in Flow." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13091&DocID=3626 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Rebello, N. Sanjay, and Dean Zollman. "Problem Solving and Motivation – Getting our Students in Flow." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 39-41 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13091&DocID=3626>.
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