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ERIC Number: EJ1077685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Intensive Scaffolding in an Intelligent Tutoring System for the Learning of Algebraic Word Problem Solving
González-Calero, José Antonio; Arnau, David; Puig, Luis; Arevalillo-Herráez, Miguel
British Journal of Educational Technology, v46 n6 p1189-1200 Nov 2015
The term intensive scaffolding refers to any set of conceptual scaffolding strategies that always allow the user to find the solution to a problem. Despite the many benefits of scaffolding, some negative effects have also been reported. These are mainly related to the possibility that a student solves the problems without actually engaging in their content. In this paper, we have used an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) to analyze the effect that intensive scaffolding has on the learning of algebraic word problem solving (AWPS). Two different versions of the ITS, which differ in the amount of scaffolding that they provide, have been created. These two versions were used by two groups of students in Secondary Education, in a quasi-experimental study. The comparison of pre- and posttest scores shows a significant increase of the competence in AWPS in the group that used the ITS with intensive scaffolding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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