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We discuss the development of interactive video tutorial-based problems to help introductory physics students learn effective problem solving heuristics. The video tutorials present problem solving strategies using concrete examples in an interactive environment. They force students to follow a systematic approach to problem solving and students are required to solve sub-problems (research-guided multiple choice questions) to show their level of understanding at every stage of problem solving. The tutorials are designed   to provide scaffolding support at every stage of problem solving as needed and help students view the problem solving process as an opportunity for knowledge and skill acquisition rather than a "plug and chug" chore. A focus on helping students learn first to analyze a problem qualitatively, and then to plan a solution in terms of the relevant physics principles, can be useful for developing their reasoning skills. The reflection stage of problem solving can help students develop meta-cognitive skills because they must focus on what they have learned by solving the problem and how it helps them extend and   organize their knowledge. Preliminary evaluations show that a majority of   students who are unable to solve the tutorial problems without help can solve similar problems after working through the video tutorial. Further evaluation to assess the development of useful skills is underway.
Physics Education Research Conference 2003
Part of the PER Conference series
Madison, WI: August 6-7, 2003
Volume 720, Pages 177-180
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Instructional Material Design
- Pedagogy
= Heuristics
- Technology
= Computers
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1063/1.1807283
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01.50.Fr
01.40.Fk
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PERC 2003, audio-visual systems, educational courses, meta-cognitive skills, problem solving, problem solving, reasoning, video tutorials
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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July 7, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2897&DocID=3404).
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C. Singh, Interactive video tutorials for enhancing problem-solving, reasoning, and meta-cognitive skills of introductory physics students, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2897&DocID=3404>.
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Singh, C. (2003, August 6-7). Interactive video tutorials for enhancing problem-solving, reasoning, and meta-cognitive skills of introductory physics students. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2897&DocID=3404
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Singh, Chandralekha. "Interactive video tutorials for enhancing problem-solving, reasoning, and meta-cognitive skills of introductory physics students." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2897&DocID=3404 (accessed 23 September 2014).
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Singh, Chandralekha. "Interactive video tutorials for enhancing problem-solving, reasoning, and meta-cognitive skills of introductory physics students." Physics Education Research Conference 2003. Madison, WI: 2003. 177-180 Vol. 720 of PER Conference. 23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2897&DocID=3404>.
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