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Author Salden, Ron ♦ Aleven, Vincent ♦ Renkl, Alexander
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Basic Idea ♦ Problem-solving Hint ♦ Cognitive Skill ♦ Instructional Idea ♦ Cognitive Skill Acquisition ♦ Individualized Support ♦ Cognitive Tutor ♦ On-line Assessment ♦ Successful Instructional Approach ♦ Domain Principle ♦ Example-based Learning ♦ Instructional Model ♦ Initial Acquisition ♦ Appropriate Problem ♦ Computer-based Tutor
Description One very successful instructional approach which tries to optimize cognitive skill acquisition is the use of Cognitive Tutors (e.g., Koedinger, Anderson, Hadley, & Mark, 1997). These computer-based tutors provide individualized support for learning by doing by selecting appropriate problems to-be-solved, by providing feedback and problem-solving hints, and by on-line assessment of the student’s learning progress. While problem solving supported by Cognitive Tutors has been shown to be successful in fostering initial acquisition of cognitive skills, it seems sub-optimal when focusing the learner on the domain principles to be learned. One instructional idea to further improve the focus on principles can be taken from the instructional model of example-based learning by Renkl (2005). The basic idea is to reduce
Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-01-01