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MEttLE: a modelling-based learning environment for undergraduate engineering estimation problem solving

Aditi Kothiyal, Sahana Murthy
2018 Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning  
These results have implications for the redesign of our TELE to improve student learning of estimation.  ...  Further, learners learned some of the reasoning processes involved in performing estimation and recognized the role of evaluation and the need for practical considerations in estimation.  ...  Kothiyal and Murthy Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (2018) 13:17 Page 26 of 28 Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41039-018-0083-y pmid:30595745 pmcid:PMC6294220 fatcat:nbia5kzjnjannolhnw44xpicxa

Self-explanations: How students study and use examples in learning to solve problems

M Chi
1989 Cognitive Science  
The Poor students, in contrast, hardly gained any additional components to what they already knew (0.25 new components, see Table 4 , 3rd row).  ...  This is consistent with what is generally found in the literature (see Brown, Bransford, Ferrara, & Campione, 1983) . They seem to detect accurately when they do and do not understand.  ...  We believe that the "some other way" that students learn is via generating and completing explanations.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0364-0213(89)90002-5 fatcat:cnj5kvhqvbbfvmnijktbu77axi

Self-Explanations: How Students Study and Use Examples in Learning to Solve Problems

Michelene T.H. Chi, Miriam Bassok, Matthew W. Lewis, Peter Reimann, Robert Glaser
1989 Cognitive Science  
The Poor students, in contrast, hardly gained any additional components to what they already knew (0.25 new components, see Table 4 , 3rd row).  ...  This is consistent with what is generally found in the literature (see Brown, Bransford, Ferrara, & Campione, 1983) . They seem to detect accurately when they do and do not understand.  ...  We believe that the "some other way" that students learn is via generating and completing explanations.  ... 
doi:10.1207/s15516709cog1302_1 fatcat:jas74ycnjvckthbne4gakunzzq

Elements of a cognitive model of physics problem solving: Epistemic games

Jonathan Tuminaro, Edward F. Redish
2007 Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research  
This coherence appears to provide the student with guidance as to what knowledge and procedures to access and what to ignore.  ...  seem to learn physics while solving problems and others do not.  ...  Particular thanks are due to Rachel Scherr who worked quite closely with us on some of these issues. We also thank Ginny Redish for extensive editorial suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1103/physrevstper.3.020101 fatcat:b3wyvz6b5za25cvy4lqqcchnc4

Students' epistemological framing in quantum mechanics problem solving

Bahar Modir, John D. Thompson, Eleanor C. Sayre
2017 Physical Review Physics Education Research  
Students' difficulties in quantum mechanics may be the result of unproductive framing and not a fundamental inability to solve the problems or misconceptions about physics content.  ...  We observed groups of students solving quantum mechanics problems in an upper-division physics course.  ...  Students' perceptions of the problem context affect their framing of what subset of their knowledge to activate.  ... 
doi:10.1103/physrevphyseducres.13.020108 fatcat:zmaykhelfngkhmh2f4cktk44v4

Everyday Problem Solving in Engineering: Lessons for Engineering Educators

David Jonassen, Johannes Strobel, Chwee Beng Lee
2006 Journal of Engineering Education  
That doesn't work in the real world. Failure is a mechanism for learning to do better.  Establish clear minimum criteria for meeting the design challenge.  ...  With each set of design decisions, the mode becomes more elaborate as the problem space becomes more circumscribed. The final decision is when does the design satisfice?  ...  Students feel a sense of pride when they match most of the factors that are presented in the text.  ... 
doi:10.1002/j.2168-9830.2006.tb00885.x fatcat:xe4spjwtabhixhsykeph3z22ja

Enhancing Reasoning Skills in the Process of Teaching and Learning Physics via Dynamic Problem Solving Strategies: a Preparation for Future Learning [article]

Sergio Rojas
2011 arXiv   pre-print
Thus, supported by results from published research, we will show evidence that a well structured problem solving strategy taught as a dynamical process offers a feasible way for students to learn physics  ...  Correspondingly, quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills are a desirable outcomes from the process of teaching and learning of physics.  ...  the solution procedure they use when solving a problem.  ... 
arXiv:1111.4140v1 fatcat:btfbkg6ag5aytc33ofslbwicm4

Supporting creativity in problem solving environments

Marc Vass, John M. Carroll, Clifford A. Shaffer
2002 Proceedings of the fourth conference on Creativity & cognition - C&C '02  
This paper combines flow theory, the systems model of creativity, and a newly developed workflow of problem solving to produce a theory of the creative problem solving user, WorkFlow.  ...  It extends the definition of usability to include creativity and identifies key areas and methods for the support of creativity in problem solving.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank the PSE group at Virginia Tech and the students of CS 5724 and CS 6724 for their many helpful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/581710.581717 dblp:conf/candc/VassCS02 fatcat:a3xxxcqvxbgebkng5szjmk4i4e

Beyond Psychometrics: The Difference between Difficult Problem Solving and Complex Problem Solving

Jens F. Beckmann, Damian P. Birney, Natassia Goode
2017 Frontiers in Psychology  
any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders.  ...  provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to thank Anissa Müller, Myvan Bui, and Lisa Reinecke for their support with the data collection.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01739 pmid:29066990 pmcid:PMC5641385 fatcat:5fposhvg7vcppi3aw25oznaemi

Extending problem-solving procedures through reflection

John R. Anderson, Jon M. Fincham
2014 Cognitive Psychology  
The ACT-R model predicts the activity in the RLPFC and other regions associated with its other cognitive modules (e.g., vision, retrieval).  ...  The model assumes that participants can reflect on declarative representations of the steps of their problem-solving procedures.  ...  We have gathered verbal protocols and while they can indicate the method the student uses to solve the problem, they do not indicate what the mental processes are.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2014.06.002 pmid:25063939 fatcat:mmj24exogngdzbzdepyfrvxqsm

Physics faculty beliefs and values about the teaching and learning of problem solving. I. Mapping the common core

E. Yerushalmi, C. Henderson, K. Heller, P. Heller, V. Kuo
2007 Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research  
This study reports the initial phase of an investigation of the beliefs and values of physics professors as they relate to the teaching and learning of problem solving in introductory physics.  ...  This preliminary model, when tested and modified by future research, can be used by curriculum developers to design materials, pedagogy, and professional development that gain acceptance among instructors  ...  We would like to thank the faculty and graduate students of the University of Minnesota who participated in this study and the preliminary studies that led to the development of the interview procedure  ... 
doi:10.1103/physrevstper.3.020109 fatcat:lmryhjbxvnbynda2qadgnjz5ky

Moving beyond formulas and fixations: solving open-ended engineering problems

Elliot P. Douglas, Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Nathan J. McNeill, Zaria T. Malcolm, David J. Therriault
2012 European Journal of Engineering Education  
They also thank the project advisory board for helpful guidance and suggestions: Ruth Streveler, Maura Borrego, Julie P. Martin, Aaron Kuntz and Andrew Conway.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank the National Science Foundation for their funding of this work through grant #DRL-0909976.  ...  Students propose a model for solving the given real-world problem and then refine the model through an iterative process.  ... 
doi:10.1080/03043797.2012.738358 fatcat:emzyy4j2pranvflbfjoh7d5i6a

Problem solving in Chinese mathematics education: research and practice

Jinfa Cai, Bikai Nie
2007 ZDM: Mathematics Education  
Nevertheless, these problem-solving activities should be useful references for helping students make sense of mathematics.  ...  In discussing problem-solving research from four perspectives, it is found that the research in China has been much more content and experience-based than cognitive and empirical-based.  ...  However, authors are the ones responsible for any errors.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11858-007-0042-3 fatcat:vjgv245qc5hbdlbsbumxdkq4cq

Learning Geometry Problem Solving by Studying Worked Examples

Sahar Bokosmaty, John Sweller, Slava Kalyuga
2015 The American Educational Research Journal  
They referred to schemas and mental models when examining the geometry knowledge used by students when solving problems.  ...  The Worked Example Effect This effect takes place when students do not gain knowledge from solving problems as much as they do from studying a worked example related to the same problem (Cooper & Sweller  ... 
doi:10.3102/0002831214549450 fatcat:xnvlp5x24jdyxpnsyj2m72f6au

Exploring the Episodic Structure of Algebra Story Problem Solving

Rogers Hall, Dennis Kibler, Etienne Wenger, Chris Truxaw
1989 Cognition and Instruction  
Instead, competent problem solvers often reason within the situational context presented by a story problem, using various forms of "model-based reasoning" to identify, pursue, and verify quantitative  ...  an exploratory study of the episodic structure of algebra story problem solving in a sizable group of mathematically competent subjects Analyses of writ ten protocols compare the strategic, tactical,  ...  However, these structural abstractions may help to understand what subjects actually do when confronted with a problem to he solved, and to hypothesize what must be learned for competent problem solving  ... 
doi:10.1207/s1532690xci0603_2 fatcat:xaz4aelxdbc5vmvhcivfacisie
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