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Research Paper #771

Title:Handling Contradictions in Learner Modelling in the "Translating Algebraic Problems System" (Taps)
Authors:Aziz,N; Pain,HG; Brna,P
Date:Aug 1995
Presented:To appear in the Proceedings of the International conference on Computers in Education ICCE 95, AACE
Abstract:This paper describes how the Translating Algebraic Problems System (TAPS) deals with learners' misconceptions related to the reversed equation. Such learners' misconceptions are caused by inconsistency and contradiction of their own beliefs, which are also entrenched in their reasoning. Revision of conflicting beliefs which arise when TAPS executes its meta-level observation of the learner's overall performance is also discussed.

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