A Collaborative Problem Solving Approach to Support Science Learning: the Development and Evaluation of Platform and Science Teacher Professional Developing on Collaborative Scientific Problem Solving Performance and TPACK(1/3)

Project Details


Recently, collaborative problem solving (CPS) has been increasingly highlighted.However, not many studies have address collaborative scientific problem solving (CSPS).This research project aims address this important issue. In the first stage (the first year), thisstudy will develop a collaborative simulation-based Collective Scientific Problem SolvingLearning System (CSPSLS). Also, preliminary system evaluations on CSPSLS will beconducted. Besides, high school science teachers’ conception and self-efficacy toward CSPSinstruction will be explored qualitatively. In the second stage, the CSPSLS will be improved.Also, two CSPS activities will be developed. Then, with these CSPS activities, scienceteachers’ CSPS process (social interaction and the use of CPS straggles) and performanceacross various CPS settings will be investigated and compared. In the final stage, theCollaborative Learning Activity Design System (CLADS) will be developed to scaffoldscience teachers’ collaborative CSPS learning activity design. Then, a workshop ondeveloping teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) regardingcollaborative simulation-based CSPS instruction will be designed and implemented toexamine the effects of this workshop on teachers’ TPACK)regarding collaborativesimulation-based CSPS instruction.
Effective start/end date1/08/1531/07/16

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • collaborative problem solving (CPS)
  • collaborative scientific problem solving(CSPS)
  • collaborative simulation
  • technological pedagogical content knowledge(TPACK)
  • teacher professional development


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