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written by Frances Mateycik, Zdeslav Hrepic, David Jonassen, and N. Sanjay Rebello
Problem solving is an important goal in almost all physics classes. In this study we explore students' perceptions and understanding of the purpose of two different problem solving approaches. In Phase I of the study, introductory algebra-based physics students were given an online extra credit problem-solving assignment. They were randomly assigned one of three problem-solving strategies: questioning, structure mapping and traditional problem solving. In Phase II of the study, eight student volunteers were individually assigned to work problems using one of the strategies in two sessions of semi-structured interviews. The first session investigated students' general problem solving approaches a few weeks after they had completed the online extra credit assignment. The second session investigated students' perceptions of problem solving strategies and how they relate to the extra credit assignments. In this article, we describe students' perceptions of the purpose of the activities and their underlying problem solving techniques.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 144-147
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
= Problem Solving
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
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10.1063/1.2820917
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01.40.Fk 01.40.gb
Keywords:
PERC 2007, physics, problem solving, questioning, research initiatives, structure mapping, student experiments, teaching
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F. Mateycik, Z. Hrepic, D. Jonassen, and N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9090&DocID=2007).
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F. Mateycik, Z. Hrepic, D. Jonassen, and N. Rebello, Students' Perceptions of Case-Reuse Based Problem Solving in Algebra-Based Physics presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9090&DocID=2007>.
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Mateycik, F., Hrepic, Z., Jonassen, D., & Rebello, N. (2007, August 1-2). Students' Perceptions of Case-Reuse Based Problem Solving in Algebra-Based Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9090&DocID=2007
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Mateycik, F, Z. Hrepic, D. Jonassen, and N. Rebello. "Students' Perceptions of Case-Reuse Based Problem Solving in Algebra-Based Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9090&DocID=2007 (accessed 17 April 2014).
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Mateycik, Frances, Zdeslav Hrepic, David Jonassen, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Students' Perceptions of Case-Reuse Based Problem Solving in Algebra-Based Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 144-147 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9090&DocID=2007>.
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