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use software packages. This potential has also been incorporated into some
intelligent tutor systems. For example, Wordmath is a computer-assisted cognitive
apprenticeship for teaching nine to twelve-year-old students to solve story
problems (Looi & Tan, 1998). This system supplies modeling to students through
its “Model Solution” module.
teacher problem-solving. This module provides examples of expert or As each step of the problem-solving strategy is demonstrated, the rationale behind the step is displayed in a “pop-up.” As is the
case with all cognitive modeling, the procedure is demonstrated, while students
get access to the model’s thought processes.
Technology can also provide self-modeling opportunities for students.
Self-modeling is an intervention that uses visual images of a student engaged in
adaptive behavior to strengthen or teach that behavior (Dowrick, 1999). Selfmodeling typically involves having students watch taped segments that have been
edited or produced to only show them engaged...
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- Spring '08
- Educational Psychology, Instructional Technique