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Teaching Scientific Inquiry with a Serious Game
Teaching Scientific Inquiry with a Serious Game<br />Carol Forsyth, University of Memphis<br />Keith Millis, Northern Illinois University<br />Art Graesser, University of Memphis<br />Diane Halpern, Claremont McKenna College<br />
Various game-like attributes</li></li></ul><li>Module 3: Interrogation<br /><ul><li>Students seek out whether research contains flaws
Research cases are abbreviated (e.g., abstracts, headlines, ads)
Learn to ask relevant questions about research
Learn to discriminate flawed from good research</li></li></ul><li>Example content<br />Psychology<br />Does using cell phones hurt driving?<br />Is a new cure for autism effective?<br />Biology<br />Do chemical and organic pesticides differ on food quality?<br />Does milk consumption increase bone density?<br />Chemistry<br />Does a new product for winter roads prevent water from freezing?<br />Does different concentrations of bromine and <br />cyclohexane affect chemical reaction speeds?<br />Formats<br />Articles, advertisements, blogs, letters to editors<br />
3 Types of “trialogs” – matching prior knowledge with dialog moves<br />Vicarious: when player shows low knowledge<br />Tutors<br />Human player<br />
3 Types of “trialogs” – matching prior knowledge with dialog moves<br />Standard: when player shows intermediate knowledge<br />Tutors<br />Human player<br />
3 Types of “trialogs” – matching prior knowledge with dialog moves<br />Teaching: when player shows high knowledge<br />Tutors<br />Human player<br />
Example Teaching Trialog<br />Glass (fellow student): Let’s just go over the importance of these things one more time. Why do we need to have operational definitions? (question)<br />Laura (human student): so that they can be reliably measured and used by other researchers<br />Glass: OK. (neutral feedback)<br />Dr. Quinn: (FBS Teacher): Um, can you add to that? (pump)<br />Laura: it is important to create operational definitions because they provide a basis for measuring variables and so that they can be reliably measured and used by other researchers in other studies.<br />Glass: That is not clear to me. I thought operational definitions had something to do with telling others about your study. What could that be? (Hint)<br />Laura: how to measure a variable.<br />Glass: I still don't understand. Wow, it seems like operational definitions have something to do with being able to reliably do something. What is that something? (prompt)<br />Laura: measure a variable<br />Dr. Quinn: Okay. Reliably recognize variables (neutral feedback, prompt completion)<br />Glass: I'm remembering something about how operational definitions make it so that a variable means the same thing to all researchers. That means that when other researchers use the same variable, it is what? (prompt)<br />Laura: reliable<br />Dr. Quinn: Great! It is reliable (positive feedback, prompt completion)<br />Glass: Yeah, I understand. Operational definitions are important to consider because they allow a particular variable to be reliably recognized, measured, and understood by all researchers. (summary)<br />
Available through Pearson Education starting in 2012</li></li></ul><li>Keith Millis, Ph.D.<br />Northern Illinois University, Cognitive psychologist, language comprehension<br />Diane F. Halpern, Ph.D.<br />Claremont McKenna College, past president of the American Psychological Association. Internationally known for work on teaching critical thinking<br />Art Graesser, Ph.D.<br />Co-director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis, expert in discourse technologies, widely published<br />Lead Developers<br />
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