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Towards Teaching Metacognition: Supporting Spontaneous Self-Assessment

By Ido Roll, Eunjeong Ryu, Jonathan Sewall, Brett Leber, Bruce M. Mclaren, Vincent Aleven and Kenneth R. Koedinger


Abstract. The Self-Assessment Tutor (SAT) is an add-on component to Cognitive Tutors that supports self-assessment in four steps: prediction, attempt, reflection, and projection. The SAT encourages students to self-assess their ability spontaneously while problem solving, and to use help resources accordingly. For that reason its episodes precede the students ’ work with the Cognitive Tutor, which itself remains unchanged. The SAT offers detailed feedback and help function to support the Self-Assessment process. A complementary instruction is given to students before working with the SAT. We hypothesize that working with the SAT will encourage students to self-assess on subsequent problems requiring similar skills, and thus will promote learning. A classroom evaluation of SAT is currently in progress.

Publisher: Springer Verlag
Year: 2006
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