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Abstract Title: Coaching a Problem-Solving Framework: Evaluation from High School Physics Teachers
Abstract: Computer modules developed at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities use cognitive apprenticeship to coach the decision-making process required to develop a problem solving framework.  As such, there exists a potential to apply the modules towards additional learning environments, e.g. a pre-college environment.  Four high school in-service instructors from the central Arkansas area were interviewed in a case study analysis to discuss whether they believed a subset of coaches modified for algebra-based physics would meet expectations of student performance or augment student preparation for university-level physics courses.  The instructors collectively have teaching experience that includes 9th-grade physical science, pre-AP upper-level physics courses, and AP Physics B and C courses.  Audio-visual recordings and written artifacts serve to inform future development for the benefit of high school physics classrooms, both in terms of preparing students for university-level physics education, and in terms of professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Mishal Benson
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035
and Co-Presenter(s)
Andrew Mason, University of Central Arkansas