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ERIC Number: EJ1258251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-0182
Preactional Self-Regulation as a Tool for Successful Problem Solving and Learning
Ifenthaler, Dirk; Lehmann, Thomas
Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning, v9 n1-2 p97-110 2012
This study investigates the effect of "preactional self-regulation" on the quality of problem solving. The experimental study was realized in a problem-based self-regulated learning environment. Data of 78 participants on externalized mental models, re-representing the problem solutions, were collected. A computer-based analysis tool was utilized to determine the congruence between the participant's and an expert's solution. This allowed capturing, quantifying, and comparing the quality of the participants' problem solution. Results show that an initiated phase of "preactional self-regulation" leads to a higher quality of problem solution. However, findings show no significant differences between experimental and the control groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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