PERC 2012 Abstract Detail Page
|Abstract Title:||Students' Use Of Real-World Knowledge During Collaborative Physics Problem Solving|
|Abstract:||In this poster I will describe students' use of their real-world knowledge and their epistemological framing during collaborative group recitation problems in an introductory algebra-based physics course for non-physics majors. Analysis of 14 different student groups working on three different recitation problems reveals that:
1. Despite significant prompting within the problems and support in lecture, over half of the groups do not make significant use of their real-world knowledge as a part of their solution to the recitation problems.
2. Students that do make use of their real-world knowledge do so during conceptual discussion, but not during procedural discussion.
Implications for instruction and future research will be discussed.
|Abstract Type:||Contributed Poster Presentation
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