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written by Vazgen Shekoyan and Eugenia Etkina
Epistemic cognition can occur when a person is solving a problem that does not have one correct answer (a multiple-possibility problem). The solver is engaged in epistemic cognition if she/he examines different possibilities, assumptions, and evaluates the outcomes. Epistemic cognition is an important part of real life problem-solving. Physicists routinely engage in epistemic cognition when they solve problems. But in educational settings, we polish problems and make them single-possibility problems. Thus students rarely get a chance to engage in epistemic cognition while working on problem-solving tasks. We introduced multiple-possibility physics problems in recitation sections of an algebra-based introductory physics course at Rutgers University. We describe here how we have incorporated the cognitive apprenticeship framework in the course and evaluated its effectiveness as a method of enhancing students' epistemic cognition level.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 269-272
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Learning Theory
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PERC 2009, cognitive apprenticeship, cognitive apprenticeship, epistemic cognition, epistemic cognition, ill-structured problems, problem solving, problem solving
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V. Shekoyan and E. Etkina, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9501&DocID=1377).
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V. Shekoyan and E. Etkina, Using cognitive apprenticeship framework and multiple-possibility problems to enhance epistemic cognition, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9501&DocID=1377>.
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Shekoyan, V., & Etkina, E. (2009, July 29-30). Using cognitive apprenticeship framework and multiple-possibility problems to enhance epistemic cognition. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved November 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9501&DocID=1377
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Shekoyan, Vazgen, and Eugenia Etkina. "Using cognitive apprenticeship framework and multiple-possibility problems to enhance epistemic cognition." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9501&DocID=1377 (accessed 24 November 2014).
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Shekoyan, Vazgen, and Eugenia Etkina. "Using cognitive apprenticeship framework and multiple-possibility problems to enhance epistemic cognition." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 269-272 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 24 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9501&DocID=1377>.
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