Helping students learn effective problem solving strategies by reflecting with peers

  title={Helping students learn effective problem solving strategies by reflecting with peers},
  author={Andrew J. Mason and Chandralekha Singh},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
We study how introductory physics students engage in reflection with peers about problem solving. The recitations for an introductory physics course with 200 students were broken into a “peer reflection” (PR) group and a traditional group. Each week in recitation, small teams of students in the PR group reflected on selected problems from the homework and discussed why the solutions of some students employed better problem solving strategies than others. The graduate and undergraduate teaching… 

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