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Examining the factors that impact group work effectiveness in studio physics
written by Robynne M. Lock, Melanie Schroers, and William G. Newton
Studio physics, or SCALE-UP, has been found to improve outcomes such as conceptual understanding, problem-solving skills, and student attitudes when compared to traditional instruction. Such an active-learning environment relies heavily on group work. However, little is known about how best to structure groups and train students to work together effectively. In order to understand the factors that affect group productivity, we must first determine a measure for group effectiveness. We conducted a pilot study on group dynamics in the introductory calculus-based physics sequence at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Videos analyzed were of students working tutorials. Two coding schemes were piloted: behavioral clusters indicating students' epistemological framing and student engagement. Roles assumed by students were also noted. While coding for behavioral clusters and student engagement represented some aspects of group work well, these schemes did not provide sufficient detail to determine group effectiveness.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 252-255
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Cooperative Learning
- Classroom Management
- Learning Environment
Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
= Social Interaction
- Student Characteristics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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R. Lock, M. Schroers, and W. Newton, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14618&DocID=4795).
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R. Lock, M. Schroers, and W. Newton, Examining the factors that impact group work effectiveness in studio physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14618&DocID=4795>.
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Lock, R., Schroers, M., & Newton, W. (2017, July 26-27). Examining the factors that impact group work effectiveness in studio physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved May 23, 2022, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14618&DocID=4795
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Lock, R, M. Schroers, and W. Newton. "Examining the factors that impact group work effectiveness in studio physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14618&DocID=4795 (accessed 23 May 2022).
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Lock, Robynne, Melanie Schroers, and William G. Newton. "Examining the factors that impact group work effectiveness in studio physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 252-255 of PER Conference. 23 May 2022 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14618&DocID=4795>.
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