Self-Explonations: How Students Study and Use Examples in Learning to Solve Problems

  title={Self-Explonations: How Students Study and Use Examples in Learning to Solve Problems},
  author={Michelene T. H. Chi and Miriam Bassok and Matthew W. Lewis and Peter Reimann and Robert E. Glaser},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
The present paper analyzes the self-generated explanations (from talk-aloud protocols) that “Good” ond “Poor” students produce while studying worked-out exomples of mechanics problems, and their subsequent reliance on examples during problem solving. We find that “Good” students learn with understanding: They generate many explanations which refine and expand the conditions for the action ports of the exomple solutions, ond relate these actions to principles in the text. These self-explanations… 

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