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written by Rasil Warnakulasooriya and David E. Pritchard
Two equally skilled groups of students taking introductory mechanics solve related physics problem pairs in reverse order with respect to each other, using the web-based Socratic tutor, Mastering Physics. In tutorial problems containing help in the form of requestable hints, descriptive text, and feedback, twice as many students were able to complete problems correctly in real-time compared to problems that did not provide any help (end-of-chapter problems). The prepared group in a given related pair was able to solve it in ~15% less time on average compared to the unprepared group. Furthermore, the prepared group requests ~7% fewer hints on average than the unprepared group. We conclude that shorter completion times and problem-solving transfer are facilitated through tutorial problems.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 205-208
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Classical Mechanics
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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General Physics
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© 2004 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2084737
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0231268
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01.40.Fk
01.50.Ht
Keywords:
Mastering Physics, PERC 2004, descriptive text, educational aids, feedback, hints, information resources, problem solving, problem solving, real-time systems, tutorial
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R. Warnakulasooriya and D. Pritchard, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9568&DocID=3459).
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R. Warnakulasooriya and D. Pritchard, Time to completion reveals problem-solving transfer presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9568&DocID=3459>.
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Warnakulasooriya, R., & Pritchard, D. (2004, August 4-5). Time to completion reveals problem-solving transfer. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9568&DocID=3459
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Warnakulasooriya, Rasil, and David E. Pritchard. "Time to completion reveals problem-solving transfer." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9568&DocID=3459 (accessed 24 April 2014).
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Warnakulasooriya, Rasil, and David E. Pritchard. "Time to completion reveals problem-solving transfer." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 205-208 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9568&DocID=3459>.
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