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Learning from Erroneous Examples

Dimitra Tsovaltzi; Bruce McLaren; Erica Melis; Ann-Kristin Thurner; Michael Dietrich; Giorgi Goguadze
In: Vincent Aleven; Judy Kay; Jack Mostow (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 10th International Conference Intelligent Tutoring Systems - Bridges to Learning. International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2010), 10th, June 14-18, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Pages 420-422, LNCS, Vol. 6094 and 6095, Springer, 6/2010.


We present students with common errors of others in the context of an intelligent tutoring system (ITS). We conducted two studies with students of different curriculum levels to measure the effects of learning through such erroneous examples. We report that erroneous examples with additional support can assist lower curriculum level students develop better meta-cognitive skills.