Susan Wilson: Inducing Cognitive Disequilibrium in a Digital Learning Environment @ CREATE Lab, 196 Mercer St., 8th Floor

09/17/2013 1:30 am – 09/17/2013 3:00 am Inducing Cognitive Disequilibrium in a Digital Learning Environment Dr. Susan Wilson
Similar to confusion, cognitive disequilibrium is one of the emotions believed to facilitate complex learning. This investigation explored whether interacting with two animated agents in an intelligent tutoring system could induce cognitive disequilibrium and facilitate learning among college students. Two previously untested methods were used to induce cognitive disequilibrium (complex language and expert disagreement). This investigation also explored whether experiencing cognitive disequilibrium, regardless of how it was induced, influenced learning scientific research methods.