ERIC Number: ED116705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Processes in Acquiring Knowledge. Technical Report No. 1.
A theory of Socratic tutoring was developed in the form of pattern-action rules for a computer program. The rules were derived from analyses of a variety of tutorial dialogs. The 23 rules were designed to formalize causal knowledge and reasoning, and they included such abilities as forming hypotheses, distinguishing between necessary and sufficient conditions, making uncertain predictions, determining the reliability and limitations of these predictions, and asking the right question when there is not enough information to make a prediction. (EMH)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.