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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2004 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Sep 16 2005|
|Event||2004 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE - Sacramento, CA, United States|
Duration: Aug 4 2004 → Aug 5 2004
|Name||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|Conference||2004 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE|
|Period||8/4/04 → 8/5/04|
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