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Enhancing Problem-solving Skills Through Face-to-face and Online Collaborative Group Learning

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Teaching Practices (Poster Only) – Analysis, synthesis, reflection, and discussion

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Students rely on memorization, models and prescriptive methods in attempting to solve quantitative problems and do not think critically about formulating an approach to a solution and do not exercise scientific/ quantitative reasoning skills. Students do not routinely study together and do not realize benefits of collaborative learning. Intervention activities were adopted in an introductory chemistry course to enhance problem-solving skills. Using in-class group activities and online discussion, students completed worksheets that guided them in proposing, reviewing and applying problem-solving strategies. Peer-evaluation ‘round-robin’ practices enhanced student engagement, Problem-solving skills and success on solving quantitative problems (especially for low-performing students).

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Jan 25th, 8:30 AM Jan 25th, 10:00 AM

Enhancing Problem-solving Skills Through Face-to-face and Online Collaborative Group Learning

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Students rely on memorization, models and prescriptive methods in attempting to solve quantitative problems and do not think critically about formulating an approach to a solution and do not exercise scientific/ quantitative reasoning skills. Students do not routinely study together and do not realize benefits of collaborative learning. Intervention activities were adopted in an introductory chemistry course to enhance problem-solving skills. Using in-class group activities and online discussion, students completed worksheets that guided them in proposing, reviewing and applying problem-solving strategies. Peer-evaluation ‘round-robin’ practices enhanced student engagement, Problem-solving skills and success on solving quantitative problems (especially for low-performing students).