Improvement of Physics Numerical Problem Solving Skills of Students in Bhutan
Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies,
The students feel challenged by the numerical questions asked in Physics. They face series of troubles in solving the questions despite their admirable attitudes towards learning the subject. Hence, the improvement in Physics problem solving skills was prioritized. The researchers had suggested that Problem solving has been observed to be one of the principal causes of academic failure in areas of science such as Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. This is so because pupils do not learn how to solve problems but merely memorize solutions explained by teachers. However, to support this finding the data were collected using observations, class test and questionnaire from students of 9th grade of Drukgyel Higher Secondary School. The quantitative findings are interpreted through bar graph and pie chart. Most of the students performed very well after the interventions as an indication of improvement. Teachers could further help students to develop their problem solving skill in Physics by demonstrating different strategies and techniques and guiding them in solving many numerical questions.
- Academic failure
- physics problem solving
- merely memorize
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