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ERIC Number: EJ841661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
The Transitory Phase to the Attainment of Self-Regulatory Skill in Mathematical Problem Solving
Lazakidou, G.; Paraskeva, F.; Retalis, S.
International Education Journal, v8 n1 p71-81 Apr 2007
Three phases of development of self-regulatory skill in the domain of mathematical problem solving were designed to examine students' behaviour and the effects on their problem solving ability. Forty-eight Grade 4 students (10 year olds) participated in this pilot study. The students were randomly assigned to one of three groups, each representing a different developmental level of self-regulatory skill: (a) the observation level, (b) the emulation level and (c) the self-control level. The first findings advocate that novices and medium solvers performed better in cooperative than in traditional environments in contrast with experts. Moreover, the first findings advocate that learning environments which provide peer modelling may contribute to the development of self-regulatory skills in medium problem solvers. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece