Combining general and domain-specific strategic support for biological inquiry

Iris Tabak, Brian K. Smith, William A. Sandoval, Brian J. Reiser

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Abstract

BGuILE is a learning environment in which students explore rich problem contexts in evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology. BGuILE uses domain-specific investigation models to scaffold students for the particular strategies experts use in these domains. These investigation models focus students on the relevant aspects of each domain, and support productive investigation strategies within the domain. BGuILE’s explanation construction tools encourage students to bridge from their problem- specific explanations to broader domain theories and a more general understanding of scientific inquiry and theory-building. BGuILE is situated within classroom activities which encourage students to inquire into complex problems and discuss their research with their teachers and peers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems - 3rd International Conference, ITS 1996, Proceedings
EditorsClaude Frasson, Claude Frasson, Gilles Gauthier, Gilles Gauthier, Alan Lesgold, Alan Lesgold
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages288-296
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783540613275, 9783540613275
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Event3rd International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 1996 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 12 1996Jun 14 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1086
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 1996
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period6/12/966/14/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Tabak, I., Smith, B. K., Sandoval, W. A., & Reiser, B. J. (1996). Combining general and domain-specific strategic support for biological inquiry. In C. Frasson, C. Frasson, G. Gauthier, G. Gauthier, A. Lesgold, & A. Lesgold (Eds.), Intelligent Tutoring Systems - 3rd International Conference, ITS 1996, Proceedings (pp. 288-296). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1086). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-61327-7_126