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Hierarchical Learning Ensembles, Gregory A. Dilisi, Steven J. Eppell, Jan Upton Feb 2006

Hierarchical Learning Ensembles, Gregory A. Dilisi, Steven J. Eppell, Jan Upton

Gregory A. DiLisi

We describe the design and implementation of our Hierarchical Learning Ensemble (HLE) model, a pedagogy that assembles interdisciplinary teams of graduate, undergraduate, and secondary-level students to solve science and engineering problems. Our goal is to sensitize undergraduates to working in heterogeneous groups and thus better prepare them for the workplace. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.


Establishing Problem-Solving Habits In Introductory Science Courses, Gregory A. Dilisi, Jennifer E. Eulberg, James F. Lanese Feb 2006

Establishing Problem-Solving Habits In Introductory Science Courses, Gregory A. Dilisi, Jennifer E. Eulberg, James F. Lanese

Gregory A. DiLisi

Students crave problem-solving strategies that promise increased achievement on tests. Student ambitions seem to align with teacher goals, yet students resist using these strategies for various reasons. We seek to establish a pedagogy modifying student behavior so they are more likely to use any strategy a teacher deems useful. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.


Students’ Mental Acts Of Anticipating In Solving Problems Involving Algebraic Inequalities And Equations, Kien Hwa Lim Jan 2006

Students’ Mental Acts Of Anticipating In Solving Problems Involving Algebraic Inequalities And Equations, Kien Hwa Lim

Kien H Lim

Anticipating is the mental act of conceiving a certain expectation without performing a sequence of detailed operations to arrive at the expectation. This dissertation seeks to characterize students’ problem-solving in terms of two types of anticipating acts: (a) foreseeing an action, which refers to the act of conceiving an expectation that leads to an action, prior to performing the operations associated with the action, and (b) predicting a result, which refers to the act of conceiving an expectation for the result of an event without actually performing the operations associated with the event. Harel’s (in press) triad of determinants ...