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The Role of Metacognition in Troubleshooting: An Example From Electronics
written by Kevin L. Van De Bogart, Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer, H. J. Lewandowski, and MacKenzie R. Stetzer
Students in physics laboratory courses, particularly at the upper division, are often expected to engage in troubleshooting.  Although there are numerous ways in which students may proceed when diagnosing a problem, not all approaches are equivalent in terms of providing meaningful insight.  It is reasonable to believe that metacognition, by assisting students in making informed decisions, is an integral component of effective troubleshooting.  We report on an investigation of authentic student troubleshooting in the context of junior-level electronics courses at two institutions.  Think-aloud interviews were conducted with pairs of students as they attempted to repair a malfunctioning operational-amplifier circuit.  Video data from the interviews have been analyzed to examine the relationship between each group's troubleshooting activities and instances of socially mediated metacognition.  We present an analysis of a short episode from one interview.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 339-342
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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- Cognition
- Problem Solving
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K. Van De Bogart, D. Dounas-Frazer, H. Lewandowski, and M. Stetzer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13837&DocID=4255).
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K. Van De Bogart, D. Dounas-Frazer, H. Lewandowski, and M. Stetzer, The Role of Metacognition in Troubleshooting: An Example From Electronics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13837&DocID=4255>.
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Van De Bogart, K., Dounas-Frazer, D., Lewandowski, H., & Stetzer, M. (2015, July 29-30). The Role of Metacognition in Troubleshooting: An Example From Electronics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved August 20, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13837&DocID=4255
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Van De Bogart, K, D. Dounas-Frazer, H. Lewandowski, and M. Stetzer. "The Role of Metacognition in Troubleshooting: An Example From Electronics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, July 29-30, 2015. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13837&DocID=4255 (accessed 20 August 2017).
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Van De Bogart, Kevin, Dimitri Dounas-Frazer, H. J. Lewandowski, and MacKenzie R. Stetzer. "The Role of Metacognition in Troubleshooting: An Example From Electronics." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 339-342 of PER Conference. 20 Aug. 2017 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13837&DocID=4255>.
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