ERIC Number: ED474058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
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Instructors' Beliefs and Values about Learning Problem Solving.
Henderson, Charles; Heller, Kenneth; Heller, Patricia; Kuo, Vince H.; Yerushalmi, Edit
This paper presents preliminary hypotheses about a common core of faculty beliefs about how their students learn to solve problems in their introductory courses. Using a process of structured interviews and a concept map based analysis, we find that faculty appear to believe that students learn problem solving primarily through a process of reflective introspection (educators call this process metacognition) while they practice solving problems and getting assistance from example problem solutions. (Author)
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Web site: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~chenders/publications/publications.htm or http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/talks/talks.html
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Physics Educational Research Conference (Rochester, NY, July 2001).