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written by Geraldine L. Cochran and Mel Sabella
Anecdotal evidence from the introductory physics classrooms at Chicago State University suggests that our students view collaboration as an important tool in their learning.  Despite this, students often need additional instruction and support in order for collaboration to be effective.  In order to aid students in establishing effective collaborations we may be able to capitalize on the fact that students at CSU readily accept the inquiry approach to instruction.  In this paper, we present the initial stage of this work.  Specifically, we have begun to videotape student interactions in the classroom, interview students about the nature of learning, and develop and administer instruments that assess the value students place on the use of guided inquiry.   By utilizing a specific criteria and analyzing the occurrence of specific behaviors in the classroom we can determine the effectiveness of collaboration during group work.  Responses regarding how students value the use of questions in instruction indicate the level of feasibility in utilizing peer questioning to promote effective collaboration.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 95-98
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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= Inquiry Learning
Education - Basic Research
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General Physics
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3021283
NSF Number:
0632563
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
01.40.gb
01.50.H-
01.50.F-
Keywords:
PERC 2008, Physics Education Research, collaboration, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, group work, inquiry, learning (artificial intelligence), research and development management, student experiments
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G. Cochran and M. Sabella, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8101&DocID=732).
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G. Cochran and M. Sabella, Understanding and Encouraging Effective Collaboration in Introductory Physics Courses presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8101&DocID=732>.
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Cochran, G., & Sabella, M. (2008, July 23-24). Understanding and Encouraging Effective Collaboration in Introductory Physics Courses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved July 26, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8101&DocID=732
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Cochran, Geraldine L., and Mel Sabella. "Understanding and Encouraging Effective Collaboration in Introductory Physics Courses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8101&DocID=732 (accessed 26 July 2014).
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Cochran, Geraldine L., and Mel Sabella. "Understanding and Encouraging Effective Collaboration in Introductory Physics Courses." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 95-98 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 26 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8101&DocID=732>.
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