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Study on Enhancement Problem Solving Ability through Science Writing Activities
Park, Hyejin; Kang, Soonhee;
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The purpose of this study was to develop a teaching strategy focused on science writing and to investigate its effects on enhancing students` problem solving ability. A teaching strategy using science writing enhancing problem solving ability (REWS model) was designed. The REWE model consisted of four stages: 1) Sensing and Stating of Scientific Problem by Reading (R stage), 2) Exploring Problem (E stage) 3) Explaining by Writing (W stage), 4) Integrated problem-solving (S stage). 135 10th grade of students were assigned to one experimental group and one control group. Students in the experiment group were taught by REWE model. Students in control group were taught by traditional lecture-based instructions. The program was implemented over a semester. The results indicated that the experimental group presented statistically meaningful improvement in critical thinking necessary to solve problems (p<.05). This study suggests that science writing can be effective for improvement of problem solving ability.
Science writing;Critical thinking;Problem solving ability;Inquiry thinking skill;
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