ERIC Number: ED269390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Description of Teacher Decision-Making While Tutoring Fifth Grade Students Engaged in Problem Solving Using a Computer Simulation.
Blank, Deborah E.
This study investigated teacher decision-making within a tutorial setting. The purpose of the study was to contribute to research about teacher thinking and to provide insight into the courseware design process. The teacher task was to tutor individual students (three fifth grade students per teacher) in a problem solving activity involving a computer simulation. The study examined the instructional actions taken by five experienced teachers, including when, why, and how they chose to intervene. Information sought included the student cues that were the basis for interventions, and factors which influenced decisions. Analysis strongly suggested that differences in intervention frequency among sessions for each teacher were attributable to perceptions of students' individual cognitive and affective characteristics. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (70th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).