Track 11. Technology Enabled Learning of Thinking Skills (TELoTS@ICALT2016)

Track Chairs

CHEN Wenli Chen, National Institute of Education, Singapore
IYER Sridhar Iyer, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India [Coordinator - sri@iitb.ac.in]
Chuck Hodges, Georgia Southern University, USA
murthy Sahana Murthy, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India [Coordinator - sahanamurthy@iitb.ac.in]
amali Amali Weerasinghe, University of Adelaide, Australia

Track Program Committee

  • Ashok Basawapatna, SUNY Old Westbury.
  • Ben du Boulay, University of Sussex, UK.
  • Janice Gobert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA.
  • Ramkumar Rajendran, NEC, Japan.
  • S. Ramani, Indian Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India.
  • Uttama Lahiri, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India

Track Description and Topics of Interest

The goal of this track is to provide a platform for researchers and educators to present their research on how technology can be used to develop and assess learners’ pan-domain thinking skills, which are cognitive processes that human beings apply for sense-making and problem-solving. Thinking skills have been identified and characterized in a variety of ways, such as, 21st Century skills, ABET student learning outcomes, science process skills, and computational thinking skills, to name a few. Regardless of the discipline, development of thinking skills has been shown to be crucial for students’ success in the 21st century workplace.  Examples of such skills include critical thinking, engineering design, problem formulation and solving, creation and revision of scientific models, decision making, experimentation skills, data analysis and so on.

We welcome a variety of topics and research issues related to the design, development and evaluation of technology enhanced learning of thinking skills. Topics include:

  • Learning environments for development of thinking skills
  • Techniques for integration of ICT to promote thinking skills
  • Systems / tools aimed at explicitly developing thinking skills
  • Pedagogical approaches and teaching-learning strategies for developing thinking skills
  • Curriculum design for the development of thinking skills
  • Assessment of thinking skills – techniques, tools and innovative approaches using technology
  • Methodological issues and innovative methods related to research in TELoTS
  • Curriculum design for the development of thinking skills
  • Models, theories and frameworks underpinning TELoTS
  • Transfer of thinking skills across domains and situations; techniques for fostering transfer; methods of assessing transfer of thinking skills

A paper submitted to the TELoTS track is expected to contain at least two of the following:

  • Design - This could be the description of a prototype system, or innovative curricular material, or model, for development of a thinking skill.
  • Deployment - This could be a pilot or a large-scale deployment of system/material, along with some evidence of effectiveness.
  • Evaluation - This should be a formal educational research study, having strong empirical basis, drawing on relevant research methods.

Important dates about ICALT 2017 submissions can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The Track 11 CfP can be downloaded from here:

  • .txt version
  • .doc version
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