ERIC Number: ED375148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Psychological Foundations of the TiPS System: A Handbook for System 1.0.
Derry, Sharon; And Others
TiPS (Tutoring in Problem Solving) System 1.0 is a computer-based instructional environment designed to support adolescent and adult problem-solving training based on the instructional objectives and training theory described in this document. The objectives of TiPS training are basic mathematics concepts and general problem-solving skills derived from cognitive theory, and the training philosophy is based on cognitive apprenticeship. The TiPS approach employs complex arithmetic story problems as contexts for helping students develop better problem-solving abilities. Future versions of TiPS will incorporate expanded intelligent diagnostic and tutoring capabilities, and thus will be able to tutor students with a minimum of human intervention. The current version works best if human instructors oversee student work on the system. Instructional personnel can use this handbook to help them understand the TiPS system, curriculum, and instructional philosophy. An appendix gives excerpts from the user's guide. (Contains 56 references, 1 table, and 1 figure.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.