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Title: Physics Problem Solving in Cooperative Learning Groups PDF
Url: http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/People/Hollabaugh%20Dissertation...
Creator: Hollabaugh, Mark
Publisher: University of Minnesota
Description: This research investigated the process of argument co-construction in 14 cooperative problem-solving groups in an algebra-based, college level, introductory physics course. The results of the research provide a rich description of argument co-construction, which, while predicted in previous literature, has not been systematically described. The research was a qualitative, case-study analysis of each group's discussion of the "physics description" portion of the group's problem solution. In a physics description physics concepts and principles are use to qualitatively analyze the problem. Transcripts were made from videotapes and the analysis focused on sequential groups of statements, called episodes, instead of isolated, individual statements. The groups' episodes were analyzed and described in terms of Stephen Toulmin's argument structure which consists of claims, grounds, warrants, and backings.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Group work. Team learning
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Active learning
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics
Mathematics -- Algebra
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-01-06 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-01-05 09:33:21 (W3C-DTF)
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