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Cognitive engagement and questioning online

Mason, Jon (2011). Cognitive engagement and questioning online. In Mendez-Vilas, A.(Ed.), Education in a technological world: communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts. Badajoz, Spain: Formatex Resarch Center. (pp. 90-99).

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Author Mason, Jon
Title of Chapter Cognitive engagement and questioning online
Title of Book Education in a technological world: communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts
Place of Publication Badajoz, Spain
Publisher Formatex Resarch Center
Publication Year 2011
Editor Mendez-Vilas, A.
ISBN 978-84-939843-3-5   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 90
End Page 99
Total Pages 10
Field of Research EDUCATION
Abstract This chapter discusses a range of issues associated with supporting inquiry and deep reasoning while utilising information
and communications technology (ICT). The role of questioning in critical thinking and reflection is considered in the
context of scaffolding and new opportunities for ICT-enabled scaffolding identified. In particular, why-questioning
provides a key point of focus and is presented as an important consideration in the design of systems that not only require
cognitive engagement but aim to nurture it. Advances in automated question generation within intelligent tutoring systems
are shown to hold promise for both teaching and learning in a range of other applications. While shortening attention spans
appear to be a hazard of engaging with digital media cognitive engagement is presented as something with broader scope
than attention span and is best conceived of as a crucible within which a rich mix of cognitive activities take place and
from which new knowledge is created.
Keyword Why
Question generation
Deep learning
Knowledge ecology
Intelligent tutoring
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