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ERIC Number: ED566407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-10
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2501-1111
The Importance of Monitoring Skills in Physics Problem Solving
Ali, Marlina; Talib, Corrienna-Abd; Hasniza Ibrahim, Nor; Surif, Johari; Halim Abdullah, Abdul
Online Submission, European Journal of Education Studies v1 n3 p1-10 Jan 2016
The purpose of this paper is to show how important "monitoring" is as metacognitive skills in solving physics problems in the field mechanics. Based on test scores, twenty one students were divided into two groups: more successful (MS) and less successful (LS) problem solvers. Students were allowed to think-aloud while they worked on their problems. Each of the students was videotaped, and interviewed right after the task. A schema was used to grade the written answers. As a conclusion "monitoring" appeared as a very important metacognitive skill leading to successfully solving problems in mechanics. [Funding for this research was provided by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) through Grant Vote No R.J130000.7831.4F427.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia