Diagnosing Students' Misconceptions in Causal Models.
Semi-annual technical rept. 30 Sep 77-1 Mar 78,
BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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Tutorial dialogues can be analyzed as an interaction in which a tutor debugs a students knowledge representation by diagnosing and correcting conceptual misunderstandings. In this paper some tentative steps toward a theory which describes tutorial interactions are outlined. The paper outlines the goal structure of a tutor, describes types of conceptual bugs that students have in their understanding of physical processes and discusses some of the representational viewpoints necessary to diagnose and correct these bugs.
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