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ITS Support for Conceptual and Perceptual Connection Making Between Multiple Graphical Representations

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ITS Support for Conceptual and Perceptual Connection Making Between Multiple Graphical Representations
Connection making between representations is crucial to learning in STEM domains, but it is a difficult task for students. Prior research shows that supporting connection making enhances students’ learning of domain knowledge. Most prior research has focused on supporting one type of connection-making process: conceptual reasoning about connections between representations. Yet, recent research suggests that a second type of connectionmaking process plays a role in students’ learning: perceptual translation between representations. We hypothesized that combining support for both conceptual and perceptual connection-making processes leads to higher learning gains on a domain-knowledge test. We tested this hypothesis in a lab experiment with 117 undergraduate students using an intelligent tutoring system for chemistry. Results show that the combination of conceptual and perceptual connection-making supports leads to higher learning outcomes. This finding suggests that the effectivenes...
Martina A. Rau, Sally P. W. Wu
Added 14 Apr 2016
Updated 14 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where AIED
Authors Martina A. Rau, Sally P. W. Wu
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