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Collaboration or copying? Student behavior during two-phase exams with individual and team phases
written by Ian D. Beatty
Students take a two-phase exam twice: once individually, and a second time working in teams. Proponents hope that during the team phase, students will discuss, debate, and resolve questions by sharing their reasoning, challenging each other, and reaching consensus. Potential adopters fear that students might uncritically follow the majority answer or mimic one dominant team member. To explore this empirically, I data-mined students' solo- and team-phase responses from the final exams of three different introductory physics courses to construct multiple measures of team dynamics. My results substantiate prior findings that teams do engage in meaningful debate and explore the virtues of various possible answers. The two-phase exam implementation used does not force teams to submit a common answer, allows students to "hedging their bets" for partial credit, and incentivizes helping teammates.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 59-62
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American Association of Physics Teachers
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10.1119/perc.2015.pr.010
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01.40.Fk
01.50.Kw
01.40.gf
Keywords:
PERC 2015, Two-phase exams, assessment, collaborative learning, group dynamics
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Metadata instance created December 16, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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December 17, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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Beatty, I. (2015, July 29-30). Collaboration or copying? Student behavior during two-phase exams with individual and team phases. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13835&DocID=4253
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Beatty, Ian. "Collaboration or copying? Student behavior during two-phase exams with individual and team phases." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, July 29-30, 2015. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13835&DocID=4253 (accessed 18 December 2017).
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Beatty, Ian. "Collaboration or copying? Student behavior during two-phase exams with individual and team phases." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 59-62 of PER Conference. 18 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13835&DocID=4253>.
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