The University of Sussex

Investigating the effect of a computer tool on students' metacognitive processes

Sadhana Puntambekar

Acquiring domain knowledge is an important aspect of learning. Not surprisingly, most Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) have concentrated on imparting this knowlege. Interventions have almost always been at the domain level; the processes that the learner employs have often been neglected...there have been few attempts at helping students concentrate explicitly on the process of learning in order that they become more insightful and intentional learners...good learners see learning as a planful activity..they are aware of a variety of strategies and monitor the application of these...in other words they are proficient in metacognitive activities... This research has explored what students 'actually do' during the activity of learning fromn texts and how they can be helped to think about what they are doing...


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