Faculty Advisor

Gobert, Janice

Abstract

Engagement in learning has increasingly become an important area of focus. This paper addresses the difficulty of accurately measuring engagement through prior methods, and presents a method of measuring engagement concretely through the use of a detector. We build off of prior work in operationalizing and detecting disengaged behaviors which are detrimental to engagement through the use of a real-time detector (Gobert, Baker & Wixon, 2015; Wixon, 2013). This detector is modified and applied to students engaging with the Inquiry-Intelligent Tutoring System, Inq-ITS (Gobert et al, 2013). Lastly, we look at relationships between disengagement and performance during science inquiry learning.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Psychological Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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