Promoting Skilled Problem-Solving Behavior among Beginning Physics Students
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Volume 30, Number 3, ISSN 0022-4308
Beginning physics students (n=42) were constrained to analyze mechanics problems according to a hierarchical scheme that integrated concepts, principles, and procedures. After five one-hour sessions, students increased their reliance on the use of principles in categorizing problems according to similarity of solution and in writing qualitative explanations of physical situations. (PR)
Mestre, J.P. (1993). Promoting Skilled Problem-Solving Behavior among Beginning Physics Students. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 30(3), 303.