The problem-solving process in physics as observed when engineering students at university level work in groups

  title={The problem-solving process in physics as observed when engineering students at university level work in groups},
  author={Peter Gustafsson and Gunnar J{\'o}nsson and Margareta Enghag},
  journal={European Journal of Engineering Education},
  pages={380 - 399}
The problem-solving process is investigated for five groups of students when solving context-rich problems in an introductory physics course included in an engineering programme. Through transcripts of their conversation, the paths in the problem-solving process have been traced and related to a general problem-solving model. All groups exhibit backward moves to earlier stages in the problem-solving process. These earlier stages are revisited by the groups for identifying sub-problems, setting… 

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