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written by Stewart Brekke
This paper presents an overview of research on physics problem solving using verbal protocols. It asserts that the understanding of physics problem solving strategies enables researchers to write computer programs, which can automatically solve physics problems without the users having to be experts in physics. This, in turn, can generate more effective teaching methods for physics courses because such programs can be the basis for computer-assisted instruction, or CAI. This type of instruction combined with the program could answer questions about solving various physics problems and could also have the ability to analyze where the student went wrong in his or her solution(s). It is for reasons such as these that it is important to enhance the amount of research going into physics problem solving strategies. (Contains 12 references.)
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Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Lower Undergraduate
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© 2002 Stewart E. Brekke
Educational Research, Higher Education, Physics, Problem Solving, Protocol Analysis, Science Education, Secondary Education
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