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ERIC Number: EJ1017342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
The Use of Metacognitive Knowledge Patterns to Compose Physics Higher Order Thinking Problems
Abdullah, Helmi; Malago, Jasruddin D.; Bundu, Patta; Thalib, Syamsul Bachri
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v14 n2 Article 9 Dec 2013
The main aspect in physics learning is the use of equation in problem solving. Equation is a mathematical form of theoretical statements, principles, and laws in physics, and describes a relationship between one concept to another by using a specific symbol. In a context of knowledge dimension, equation is a procedural knowledge. Students are required to master a lot of equations in order to solve physics problems and assist them in developing their higher order thinking skills. In reality, there are many physics teachers who are unable to produce higher order thinking problems for students' exercises. The reason is due to the lack of technical guidance on how to create physics higher order thinking problems. This study investigated a simple technical guidance to produce physics problems which are suitable for helping students in enhancing their higher order thinking skills. The guidance is called metacognitive knowledge pattern. This study has successfully developed three knowledge patterns which can be used to compose physics higher order thinking problems, namely triangular, rectangular, and hexagonal patterns.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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