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Title: Observing Intellectual Need in Online Instructional Tasks
The idea of intellectual need, which proposes that learning is the result of students wrestling with a problem that is unsolvable by their current knowledge, has been used in instructional design for many years. However, prior research has not described a way to empirically determine whether, and to what extent, students’ experience intellectual need. In this paper, we present a methodology to identify students’ intellectual need and also report the results of a study that investigated students’ reactions to intellectual need-provoking tasks in first-semester calculus classes.
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Karunakaran, S. S.; Higgins, A.
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24th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
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National Science Foundation
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