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Investigating a collaborative group exam as an instructional tool to address student reasoning difficulties that remain even after instruction
written by Alistair McInerny and Mila Kryjevskaia
Many students tend to provide intuitively appealing (but incorrect) responses to some physics questions despite demonstrating (on isomorphic questions) the formal knowledge necessary to reason correctly. These inconsistencies in reasoning are persistent and remain even after evidence-based instruction. This project probed whether a collaborative group exam could serve not only as an innovative assessment tool but also as an instructional intervention that helps address persistent reasoning difficulties. Specifically, students were given opportunities to revisit their answers to questions known to elicit intuitively appealing responses in a collaborative group exam component immediately following a traditional individual exam. The efficacy of this approach was compared to that of a more traditional instructor-led exam review session. Both approaches yielded moderate improvements in performance on the final exam. However, additional multi-faceted data analysis provided further insights into student reasoning difficulties that suggested further implication for instruction and research.
Physics Education Research Conference 2020
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: July 22-23, 2020
Pages 327-333
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A. McInerny and M. Kryjevskaia, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15504&DocID=5352).
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A. McInerny and M. Kryjevskaia, Investigating a collaborative group exam as an instructional tool to address student reasoning difficulties that remain even after instruction, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15504&DocID=5352>.
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McInerny, A., & Kryjevskaia, M. (2020, July 22-23). Investigating a collaborative group exam as an instructional tool to address student reasoning difficulties that remain even after instruction. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference. Retrieved March 1, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15504&DocID=5352
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McInerny, Alistair, and Mila Kryjevskaia. "Investigating a collaborative group exam as an instructional tool to address student reasoning difficulties that remain even after instruction." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, July 22-23, 2020. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15504&DocID=5352 (accessed 1 March 2021).
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McInerny, Alistair, and Mila Kryjevskaia. "Investigating a collaborative group exam as an instructional tool to address student reasoning difficulties that remain even after instruction." Physics Education Research Conference 2020. Virtual Conference: 2020. 327-333 of PER Conference. 1 Mar. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15504&DocID=5352>.
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