Accession Number:

ADA023033

Title:

Studies of Learning and Self-Contained Educational Systems, 1973-1976

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb 1973-31 Jan 1976

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA CENTER FOR HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This research has centered upon the study of the representation of knowledge in memory and of the learning and teaching processes for complex topic matters. An active structural network, a type of semantic network has been used to represent both knowledge and procedures within the same data base. An event schema representation has been developed to study the acquisition and organization of complex events. In particular, the schema representation has been used to study students learning American Civil War history or how to program in the computer language FLOW. The studies of the learning and teaching processes have been primarily concerned with developing models of the student and with building automated tutorial instructional systems. The automated systems have given us a controlled environment in which to observe learning and teaching, and the two contrasting topic areas of history and programming have been used to help insure the generality of our models. By the technique of incremental simulation in which the computer performs whatever aspects of the tutorial project are fully understood and human tutors enact the roles of other system components, we have been extending our understanding of the interactions among the components of the overall tutorial system. The goal is to develop a theoretical model of the learning of complex material. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE