Faculty Advisor

Gobert, Janice

Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil

Abstract

This paper outlines the four design studies conducted in a local middle school in order to: 1) characterize how middle school students naturally approach a scientific problem, 2) develop an effective set of tutoring prompts for inquiry within a technical environment, and 3) determine the effectiveness of various prompts and scaffolding tasks at improving inquiry skills.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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