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Patterns of physics problem-solving and metacognition among secondary school students : a comparative study between the UK and Malaysian cases

Abdullah, Fatin Aliah Phang (2010) Patterns of physics problem-solving and metacognition among secondary school students : a comparative study between the UK and Malaysian cases. In: 5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2-5 August 2010, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Physics problem-solving is one of the fundamental skills among Physics students. Research shows that metacognition has played an important role in Physics problem-solving process. Previous research (Phang, 2009) has established patterns of Physics problem-solving and metacognition among secondary school students in the UK through Grounded Theory research methodology. Continuing from this work, patterns of Physics problem-solving and metacognition among Malaysian students are investigated and compared with the UK’s patterns. The problem-solving processes are “observed” using thinking-aloud technique followed by retrospective interviews. These are recorded using a digital video camera and transcribed for in-depth analysis. Although the basic problem-solving processes are similar among the two countries’ students, the main differences are in mathematical skills, reasoning skills and metacognitive skills.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:metacognition, physics problem solving, secondary school, grounded theory, thinking aloud protocol
Subjects:L Education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:24165
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:25 Jun 2012 04:10
Last Modified:25 Jun 2012 04:10

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