JTEL Summer School Workshop
Psycho-pedagogical theories have a usually underestimated high impact on adaptive education. In the ROLE project, a primary goal is to identify functional and non-functional requirements specifications, with the aim to integrate them into a psycho-pedagogically sound framework as a basis for the development of a highly responsive open learning platform.
The results of behavioural and cognitive psychology show that humans make mistakes predictably and this knowledge can be harnessed to support them. Various biases emerge from the interplay between the automatic and reflective system driving our thinking processes. Apparently there are opportunities for choice architecture to influence options in a way that will support choosers to act in their own interest. The main challenge here is to offer nudges that will most likely help and least likely inflict harm, preserving freedom of choice.
In this workshop we demonstrate some of human cognitive biases and ask participants to elaborate in collaborative and interactive way on possible consequences for requirements specification of adaptive and recommender learning systems. Our aim is to raise awareness of some outcomes from behavioral and cognitive psychology that can be relevant for the design of future responsive learning solutions.