Goal orientation and changes of carelessness over consecutive trials in science inquiry

A. Hershkovitz, R. S.J.D. Baker, J. Gobert, M. Wixon

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Abstract

In this paper, we studied the relationship between goal orientation within a science inquiry learning environment for middle school students, and the manifestation of carelessness over consecutive trials. Carelessness is defined as not demonstrating a skill despite knowing it; we measured carelessness using a machine learned model. Findings suggest that students with performance goals demonstrate an increase in carelessness sooner in the set of trials than do students with learning goals, and that students with lack of goals are consistent with their carelessness over trials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDM 2011 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining
Pages315-316
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2011 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameEDM 2011 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2011
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period6/07/118/07/11

Keywords

  • Automated detectors
  • Carelessness
  • Cluster analysis
  • Goal orientation
  • Science inquiry

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