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Abstract Title: The Dynamics of Small Group Verbal Interaction: A Case Study in Mechanics Problem Solving
Abstract: Students construct their knowledge together as they talk to each other. Thus, many researchers have studied group interaction as a crucial method for learning & teaching. Recently, group interaction has also been emphasized in physics education. Previous studies have revealed diverse types of interactions between groups; however, it is difficult to find the types of dynamic interactions within group. In this study, we tried to investigate the dynamics of students' small group verbal interaction (within group) when they solved mechanics problems. In this study, three students in an upper-level mechanics class participated. Students' group verbal interactions were videotaped and audiotaped, and analyzed. We discovered several types of group interactions within group. We will discuss our findings and educational implications.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sangwoo Ha
Seoul National University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Yong Wook Cheong, Taijin Byun, and Gyoungho Lee