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Teachable Agents: Learning by Teaching Environments for Science Domains

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Teachable Agents: Learning by Teaching Environments for Science Domains
The crisis in science education and the need for innovative computer-based learning environments has prompted us to develop a multi-agent system, Betty’s Brain that implements the learning by teaching paradigm. The design and implementation of the system based on cognitive science and education research in constructivist, inquiry-based learning, involves an intelligent software agent, Betty, that students teach using concept map representations with a visual interface. Betty is intelligent not because she learns on her own, but because she can apply qualitative-reasoning techniques to answer questions that are directly related to what she has been taught. The results of an extensive study in a fifth grade classroom of a Nashville public school has demonstrated impressive results in terms of improved motivation and learning gains. Reflection on the results has prompted us to develop a new version of this system that focuses on formative assessment and the teaching of selfregulated st...
Krittaya Leelawong, Karun Viswanath, Joan M. Davis
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where IAAI
Authors Krittaya Leelawong, Karun Viswanath, Joan M. Davis, Gautam Biswas, Nancy Vye, Kadira Belynne, John D. Bransford
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