عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Using educational data mining to assess students’ skills at designing and conducting experiments within a complex systems microworld
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
استفاده از داده کاوی آموزشی برای ارزیابی مهارت های آموزشی دانش آموزان در طراحی و آزمایشهای درون یک سیستم های پیچیده جهان میکرو
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Thinking Skills and Creativity, Corrected proof. doi:10.1016/j.tsc.2015.04.008
Janice D. Gobert
Article history:Received 4 October 2014Received in revised form 25 April 2015 Accepted 30 April 2015Available online xxxKeywords: Complex systems Inquiry assessmentPerformance assessment Educational data mining 21st century skillsMany national policy documents underscore the importance of 21st century skills, includ- ing critical thinking. In parallel, recent American frameworks for K-12 science education call for the development of critical thinking skills in science, also referred to as science inquiry skills/practices. Assessment of these skills is necessary, as indicated in policy doc- uments; however, this has posed a great challenge for assessment researchers. Recently, some science learning environments seek to assess these science skills. These systems log all students’ interactions within the given system, and if fully leveraged, these logs pro- vide rich assessments of inquiry skills. Here, we describe our environment Inq-ITS (inquiry intelligent tutoring system), that uses educational data mining to assess science inquiry skills, as described as 21st century skills. Additionally, here, we describe how we measure students’ skills at designing controlled experiments, a lynchpin skill of inquiry, in the con- text of complex systems. In doing so, our work addresses 21st century skill assessment in two ways, namely of inquiry (designing and conducting experiments), and in the context of complex systems, a key topic area of 21st century skills. We use educational data mining to develop our assessment of this skill for complex systems.© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Complex systems | Inquiry assessment | Performance assessment | Educational data mining | 21st century skills