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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
written by Madelen Bodin and Mikael Winberg
Numerical problem solving in classical mechanics in university physics education offers a learning situation where students have many possibilities of control and creativity. In this study, expertlike beliefs about physics and learning physics together with prior knowledge were the most important predictors of the quality of performance of a task with many degrees of freedom. Feelings corresponding to control and concentration, i.e., emotions that are expected to trigger students' intrinsic motivation, were also important in predicting performance. Unexpectedly, intrinsic motivation, as indicated by enjoyment and interest, together with students' personal interest and utility value beliefs did not predict performance. This indicates that although a certain degree of enjoyment is probably necessary, motivated behavior is rather regulated by integration and identification of expertlike beliefs about learning and are more strongly associated with concentration and control during learning and, ultimately, with high performance. The results suggest that the development of students' epistemological beliefs is important for students' ability to learn from realistic problem-solving situations with many degrees of freedom in physics education.
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Problem Solving
= Expert-Novice Comparisons
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
= Skills
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.8.010108
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
01.50.H-
Keywords:
novice-expert comparisons, predictors of quality, problem solving
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Metadata instance created April 30, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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M. Bodin and M. Winberg, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 8 (1), 010108 (2012), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11919&DocID=2854).
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M. Bodin and M. Winberg, Role of beliefs and emotions in numerical problem solving in university physics education Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 8 (1), 010108 (2012), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11919&DocID=2854>.
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Bodin, M., & Winberg, M. (2012, February 29). Role of beliefs and emotions in numerical problem solving in university physics education. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 8(1), 010108. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11919&DocID=2854
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Bodin, Madelen, and Mikael Winberg. "Role of beliefs and emotions in numerical problem solving in university physics education." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 8, no. 1, (February 29, 2012): 010108, http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11919&DocID=2854 (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Bodin, Madelen, and Mikael Winberg. "Role of beliefs and emotions in numerical problem solving in university physics education." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 8.1 (2012): 010108. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11919&DocID=2854>.
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