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Investigating Sequencing Effect on Biomedical Physics Problem Solving
  Location: HC 3023 & 3023A
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 1:30 PM -1:40 PM
  Author: Bijaya Aryal, University of Minnesota-Rochester
  Co-Author(s): Robert L. Dunbar
  Abstract: This study focused on the effect of varying the sequence of problem solving and laboratory activities on the students' ability to solve subsequent biomedical contextual physics problems. A series of laboratory and problem solving activities were designed using concrete physical situations. Following the introduction of specific physics concepts, students worked in groups to complete related laboratories and problem solving activities. The order of problem solving and laboratory activities was regularly altered throughout the semester. Subsequently, the students were asked to solve related contextual biomedical physics problems. The result of the study indicated that altering the sequence of activities had a measurable impact on students' contextual problem solving performance and strategies.
  Footnotes: None
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