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ERIC Number: EJ947420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
A Hybrid Approach to Promoting Students' Web-Based Problem-Solving Competence and Learning Attitude
Kuo, Fan-Ray; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Lee, Chun-Chia
Computers & Education, v58 n1 p351-364 Jan 2012
Fostering problem-solving abilities has long been recognized as an important issue in education; however, past studies have shown that it is difficult and challenging to find effective learning strategies or tools for improving students' problem-solving abilities. To cope with this problem, in this study, a hybrid approach that integrates the cognitive apprenticeship model with the collaborative learning strategy is proposed for conducting web-based problem-solving activities. Students' problem-solving performance is examined in such a hybrid learning context. Furthermore, past studies indicate that cognitive load could affect learners' performance; thus, the influence of cognitive load on students' problem-solving effectiveness with this new approach is investigated in depth. The experimental results show that middle- and low-achievement students in the experimental group gained significant benefits from the hybrid approach in comparison with those who learned with the traditional approach. Accordingly, a discussion of how to accommodate the needs of different learning ability groups is provided. (Contains 4 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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