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117 - An abductive environment enables teacher’s intervention in a robotics class


We propose a novel approach to support teacher’s work in an unpredictable learning environment, such as a robotics class. The Conflative Learning Environment (CLE) approach blends the roles of the student, the teacher, and the software developer by taking the diverse users of the learning environments beyond their traditional, fixed roles and blending the users' activities and working environments with each other. We report results from a qualitative study indicating that a novel monitoring environment developed by following the CLE approach helped teachers to recognize students’ particular problems better than when observing the students without such support. Results of the study have been used to guide us in the further development of the CLE approach and the monitoring environment.