publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Conceptual Problem Solving in High School Physics.

Docktor, Jennifer L.; Strand, Natalie E.; Mestre, José P.; Ross, Brian H.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2015 Journal: Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research (issn: 1554-9178, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract
Problem solving is a critical element of learning physics. However, traditional instruction often emphasizes the quantitative aspects of problem solving such as equations and mathematical procedures rather than qualitative analysis for selecting appropriate concepts and principles. This study describes the development and evaluation of an instructional approach called Conceptual Problem Solving (CPS) which guides students to identify principles, justify their use, and plan their solution in writing before solving a problem. The CPS approach was implemented by high school physics teachers at three schools for major theorems and conservation laws in mechanics and ...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Special aspects of education, LC8-6691, Qualitative research, Mathematics education, Mathematics, Physics, Pedagogy, Applied mathematics, Teaching method
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Conceptual Problem Solving in High School Physics.

Docktor, Jennifer L.; Strand, Natalie E.; Mestre, José P.; Ross, Brian H.;