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Sinha, Tanmay
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Kapur, Manu
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2021-06-21T05:57:04Z
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2021-06-18T21:05:22Z
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2021-06-21T05:57:04Z
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2021
dc.identifier.issn
0034-6543
dc.identifier.issn
1935-1046
dc.identifier.other
10.3102/00346543211019105
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/490417
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When learning a new concept, should students engage in problem solving followed by instruction (PS-I) or instruction followed by problem solving (I-PS)? Noting that there is a passionate debate about the design of initial learning, we report evidence from a meta-analysis of 53 studies with 166 comparisons that compared PS-I with I-PS design. Our results showed a significant, moderate effect in favor of PS-I (Hedge’s g 0.36 [95% confidence interval 0.20; 0.51]). The effects were even stronger (Hedge’s g ranging between 0.37 and 0.58) when PS-I was implemented with high fidelity to the principles of Productive Failure (PF), a subset variant of PS-I design. Students’ grade level, intervention time span, and its (quasi-)experimental nature contributed to the efficacy of PS-I over I-PS designs. Contrasting trends were, however, observed for younger age learners (second to fifth graders) and for the learning of domain-general skills, for which effect sizes favored I-PS. Overall, an estimation of true effect sizes after accounting for publication bias suggested a strong effect size favoring PS-I (Hedge’s g 0.87).
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en
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dc.publisher
Sage
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dc.subject
Productive failure
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dc.subject
Direct instruction
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dc.subject
Preparation for future learning
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dc.subject
Learning through problem solving
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dc.title
When Problem Solving Followed by Instruction Works: Evidence for Productive Failure
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dc.type
Journal Article
dc.date.published
2021-06-18
ethz.journal.title
Review of Educational Research
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Rev. educ. res.
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38 p.
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::02527 - Institut für Verhaltenswissenschaften / Institute of Behavioral Sciences::09590 - Kapur, Manu / Kapur, Manu
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2021-06-18T21:05:28Z
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