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Taxonomy of Learning Skills. Interim Technical Report for the Period February 1986-1987 [microform] / Patrick C. Kyllonen and Valerie J. Shute
Bib ID 5520858
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Kyllonen, Patrick C
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
67 p. 

Questions concerning individual differences in learning ability may be more precisely addressed in light of an agreed-upon taxonomy of learning skills. Existing taxonomies are reviewed, and their shortcomings are described. A taxonomy is then proposed based on a synthesis of current thought consisting of four dimensions: the forms of knowledge; the types of learning activities; the importance of the domain; and the effects of the learner's style. The taxonomy is applied to the analysis of three computerized systems in an attempt to answer: what learning skills the systems currently exercise; what skills the systems test; and what other skills might fruitfully be tested. The three instructional systems are: (1) the Basic Instruction Program developed at Stanford University, one of the first operational intelligent tutoring systems; (2) the intelligent tutoring system for the computer programming language LISP developed by J. R. Anderson and others (1985); and (3) Smithtown, a system for enhancing students' problem-solving and inductive learning skills in the context of microeconomics. How the taxonomy might guide research that attempts to validate new aptitude tests against performance in complex learning systems is discussed. Seven tables and three figures illustrate the text. A 79-item list of references is included. (Author/SLD)


Sponsoring Agency: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Div.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Aptitude Tests.  |  Classification.  |  Cognitive Processes.  |  Cognitive Style.  |  Computer Assisted Instruction.  |  Higher Education.  |  Individual Differences.  |  Learning Processes.  |  Learning Strategies.  |  Programed Tutoring.  |  Basic Instruction Programs Intelligent Tutoring Systems  |  LISP Programing Language
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Shute, Valerie J., author  |  Universal Energy Systems, Dayton, OH
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