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Learning to Distinguish Between Representations of Data: a Cognitive Tutor That Uses Contrasting Cases

By Ryan Shaun Baker, Albert T. Corbett and Kenneth R. Koedinger

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Abstract: Students often fail to learn crucial distinctions between different representations of data. For instance, many students learning about scatterplots consistently create representations which have the surface features of scatterplots but with informational content more appropriate for discrete bar graphs. Schwartz and Bransford (1998) have found that combining featurebased conceptual instruction with contrasting cases is an effective way to help students make conceptual distinctions. We adapt their approach to the domain of data representation and incorporate it into a cognitive tutoring curriculum. We show that this new curriculum improves learning more than a curriculum where the contrasts are not present

Year: 2013
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