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American Journal of Physics
written by Patricia Heller, Ronald Keith, and Scott Anderson
This article describes an experiment that was conducted to investigate the effects of cooperative group learning on the problem solving performance of college students in a large introductory physics course. An explicit problem solving strategy was taught in the course, and students practiced using the strategy to solve problems in mixed-ability cooperative groups. A technique was developed to evaluate students' problem solving performance and determine the difficulty of context-rich problems. It was found that better problem solutions emerged through collaboration than were achieved by individuals working alone. The instructional approach improved the problem solving performance of students at all ability levels.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 60, Issue 7, Pages 627-636
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© 1992 American Association of Physics Teachers
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1480178
DOI:
10.1119/1.17117
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0002-9505
Keywords:
context-rich problems, cooperative group learning, groups, problem solving, teams
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P. Heller, R. Keith, and S. Anderson, Am. J. Phys. 60 (7), 627 (1992), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17117).
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P. Heller, R. Keith, and S. Anderson, Teaching Problem Solving Through Cooperative Grouping. Part 1: Group Versus Individual Problem Solving Am. J. Phys. 60 (7), 627 (1992), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17117>.
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Heller, P., Keith, R., & Anderson, S. (1992, July 1). Teaching Problem Solving Through Cooperative Grouping. Part 1: Group Versus Individual Problem Solving. Am. J. Phys., 60(7), 627-636. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17117
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Heller, P, R. Keith, and S. Anderson. "Teaching Problem Solving Through Cooperative Grouping. Part 1: Group Versus Individual Problem Solving." Am. J. Phys. 60, no. 7, (July 1, 1992): 627-636, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17117 (accessed 28 July 2014).
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Heller, Patricia, Ronald Keith, and Scott Anderson. "Teaching Problem Solving Through Cooperative Grouping. Part 1: Group Versus Individual Problem Solving." Am. J. Phys. 60.7 (1992): 627-636. 28 July 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17117>.
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