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Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Tsaparlis, Georgios – Science Education, 2012
In this study, we test an information-processing model (IPM) of problem solving in science education, namely the working memory overload model, by applying catastrophe theory. Changes in students' achievement were modeled as discontinuities within a cusp catastrophe model, where working memory capacity was implemented as asymmetry and the degree…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, High School Students, Logical Thinking, Science Education