Computer problem-solving coaches

Leon Hsu, Kenneth Heller

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Abstract

Computers might be able to play an important role in physics instruction by coaching students to develop good problem-solving skills. Building on previous research on student problem solving and on designing computer programs to teach cognitive skills, we are developing a prototype computer coach to provide students with guided practice in solving problems. In addition to helping students become better problem solvers, such programs can be useful in studying how students learn to solve problems and how and if problem-solving skills can be transferred from a computer to a pencil-and-paper environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Pages197-200
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2005
Event2004 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE - Sacramento, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2004Aug 5 2004

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume790
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference2004 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE
CountryUnited States
CitySacramento, CA
Period8/4/048/5/04

Bibliographical note

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