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Abstract Title: Examination of students’ self-monitoring in problem solving
Abstract: For solving problems, especially ill-structured ones, a solver must employ metacognitive strategies including self-monitoring to be successful.  Solvers who frequently examine their thinking are able to assess their progress, consider alternatives and evaluate their own work.  In several lower division science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses, students were given class assignments where they were asked to record problem solutions using a think-aloud protocol.  These solutions were recorded using Livescribe smartpens, which record and synchronize pen strokes and audio to create a "pencast."  To better understand the self-monitoring process, as well as improve future versions of the class activities, we examined the recorded think alouds after the courses and identified five categories of self-monitoring. We will present examples from each of these categories as well as instructional suggestions for increasing the amount of student self-monitoring in problem solutions.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jeffrey A. Phillips
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive; 106 Seaver Science Hall
Department of Physics; MS-8227
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 310-338-7811
and Co-Presenter(s)
Katharine Clemmer- Center for Math and Science Teaching, Loyola Marymount University
Jeremy McCallum Chemistry, Loyola Marymount University
Thomas Zachariah- Mathematics, Loyola Marymount University

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