Cognitive Model of Generic Skill: Cognitive Processes in Search and Editing

Akira FujitaNational Institute of Informatics
Masayuki SuzukiNational Institute of Informatics
Noriko H. AraiNational Institute of Informatics

Abstract

In the today’s information society, where information access is ubiquitous and data is abundantly available, the importance of memorization is giving way to information gathering skills (search, filtering, summarization), and this focus should also be reflected in the educational process. In this study, we focus on the problem-solving skills of information searching and editing (search-editing task) and investigate a cognitive model of the problem-solving process. According to the model in this study, we examine the cognitive processes of participants solving an essay problem in an environment where they can find the required information in a document using an electronic search interface. In addition, we analyze how the participants behaved while working on the task, based on their action-log and level of achievement, and investigate the factors affecting the problem solving skills of search-editing.

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