How indirect supportive digital help during and after solving physics problems can improve problem-solving abilities

This study investigates the effectiveness of computer-delivered hints in relation to problem-solving abilities in two alternative indirect instruction schemes. In one instruction scheme, hints are available to students immediately after they are given a new problem to solve as well as after they have completed the problem. In the other scheme, hints are only available as worked out problems after students have finished their solution. The instruction schemes are supplied by means of a web-based program, Physhint, which supports the development of strategic knowledge. Science

Pol, H.J., Harskamp, E.G., Suhre, C.J.M., & Goedhart, M.J.
Computers & Education, Vol. 53(1), 34-50.
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physical science