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Exploratory Learning Environments (ELEs) allow learners to approach a problem in di�erent ways; they are particularly suitable for ill-de�ned problems where knowledge is less structured and open-ended exploration is allowed. Moreover, multiple solutions which are equally valid are possible and a common and efficient way to convey this is by promoting and supporting students' collaboration. Successful collaboration, however, depends on forming groups in which the activity is relevant for all members of the group. In this paper we present a computational model for group formation for open-ended exploration in ELEs by modelling the various strategies that learners adopt to solve the same task. This is underpinned by Group Technology techniques that use as criteria the learners' strategies and the similarity among them to form groups that match pedagogy considerations. The proposed mechanism is tested in an exploratory learning environment for mathematical generalisation.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Knowledge-based and intelligent information and engineering systems: Part II|
|Editors||R. Setchi, Ivan Jordanov|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Knowledge-based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: Part II - Cardiff, United Kingdom|
Duration: 8 Sept 2010 → 10 Sept 2010
|Conference||Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Knowledge-based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: Part II|
|Period||8/09/10 → 10/09/10|
- exploratory learning environments
- group formation
- group technology
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