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ERIC Number: ED557347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-989-8533-30-2
Stoic Behavior Hypothesis in Hint Seeking and Development of Reversi Learning Environment as Work Bench for Investigation
Miwa, Kazuhisa; Kojima, Kazuaki; Terai, Hitoshi
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (New Tapei City, Taiwan, Dec 10-12, 2014)
Tutoring systems provide students with various types of on-demand and context-sensitive hints. Students are required to consciously adapt their help-seeking behavior, proactively seek help in some situations, and solve problems independently without supports in other situations. We define the latter behavior as stoic behavior in hint seeking. In this paper, we propose the "Stoic Behavior Hypothesis," which posits that withholding hints achieves large learning outcomes. We consider this hypothesis from four perspectives: assistance dilemma, cognitive disuse atrophy, cognitive load theory, and goal achievement theory. In the latter part, we propose an experimental environment for investigating the stoic behavior hypothesis. [This research was partially supported by Hayao Nakayama Foundation for Science & Technology and Culture. For the complete proceedings, see ED557181.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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