home - login - register

Conference Proceedings Detail Page

written by Vashti Sawtelle, Eric Brewe, and Laird H. Kramer
Proximal goal setting has been strongly linked to self-efficacy and often occurs in successful problem solving. A qualitative study, using both observations and interviews, investigated the problem-solving processes and the self-efficacy of two students enrolled in an introductory physics course that implemented Modeling Instruction at Florida International University. We found that the problem solving process could be divided into two main phases: the goal setting process and the self-efficacy feedback loop. Further, from the qualitative data, the goal setting process could not be isolated from its impact on the self-efficacy of the students. This relationship between the goal setting strategies within the problem-solving process and self-efficacy may be linked to the retention of students in physics. We present results of the study and its possible link to student retention.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 261-264
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
Education - Basic Research
- Communication
- Learning Theory
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
PER-Central Type Intended Users Ratings
- PER Literature
- Researchers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Formats:
application/pdf
non-digital
Mirror:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3266731
Access Rights:
Free access and
Available for purchase
A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2009 proceedings is also available.
Restriction:
© 2009 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3266731
NSF Number:
0802184
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
Keywords:
PERC 2009, interviews, modeling instruction, observations, problem solving, proximal goal setting, self-efficacy
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 12, 2009 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
July 16, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
November 11, 2009
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
V. Sawtelle, E. Brewe, and L. Kramer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9500&DocID=1375).
AJP/PRST-PER
V. Sawtelle, E. Brewe, and L. Kramer, An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9500&DocID=1375>.
APA Format
Sawtelle, V., Brewe, E., & Kramer, L. (2009, July 29-30). An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9500&DocID=1375
Chicago Format
Sawtelle, V, E. Brewe, and L. Kramer. "An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students." 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=9500&DocID=1375 (accessed 22 October 2014).
MLA Format
Sawtelle, Vashti, Eric Brewe, and Laird Kramer. "An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 261-264 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9500&DocID=1375>.
BibTeX Export Format
@inproceedings{ Author = "Vashti Sawtelle and Eric Brewe and Laird Kramer", Title = {An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2009}, Pages = {261-264}, Address = {Ann Arbor, Michigan}, Series = {PER Conference}, Volume = {1179}, Month = {July 29-30}, Year = {2009} }
Refer Export Format

%A Vashti Sawtelle
%A Eric Brewe
%A Laird Kramer
%T An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students
%S PER Conference
%V 1179
%D July 29-30 2009
%P 261-264
%C Ann Arbor, Michigan
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9500&DocID=1375
%O Physics Education Research Conference 2009
%O July 29-30
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Conference Proceedings
%A Sawtelle, Vashti
%A Brewe, Eric
%A Kramer, Laird
%D July 29-30 2009
%T An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students
%B Physics Education Research Conference 2009
%C Ann Arbor, Michigan
%V 1179
%P 261-264
%S PER Conference
%8 July 29-30
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9500&DocID=1375


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The AJP/PRST-PER presented is based on the AIP Style with the addition of journal article titles and conference proceeding article titles.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

An Exploratory Qualitative Study of the Proximal Goal Setting of Two Introductory Modeling Instruction Physics Students:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials