Be bold and take a challenge: could motivational strategies improve help-seeking?

Rebolledo-Mendez, Genaro, du Boulay, Benedict and Luckin, Rosemary (2005) Be bold and take a challenge: could motivational strategies improve help-seeking? In: Looi, Chee-Kit, McCalla, Gord, Bredeweg, Bert and Breuker, Joost (eds.) Artificial Intelligence in Education: Supporting Learning through Intelligent and Socially Informed Technology. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 125 . IOS Press, pp. 459-466. ISBN 9781586035303

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Part of the motivation behind the evolution of learning environments is the idea of providing students with individualized instructional strategies that allow them to learn as much as possible. It has been suggested that the goals an individual holds create a framework or orientation from which they react and respond to events. There is a large evidence-based literature which supports the notion of mastery and performance approaches to learning and which identifies distinct behavioural patterns associated with each. However, it remains unclear how these orientations manifest themselves within the individual: an important question to address when applying goal theory to the development of a goal-sensitive learner model. This paper exposes some of these issues by describing two empirical studies. They approach the subject from different perspectives, one from the implementation of an affective computing system and the other a classroom-based study, have both encountered the same empirical and theoretical problems: the dispositional/situational aspect and the dimensionality of goal orientation.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Ben duBoulay
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 14:21
Google Scholar:18 Citations

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