Cognitive and Metacognitive Educational Systems: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium
Roberto Pirrone, Roger Azevedo, and Gautam Biswas, Cochairs
This symposium is the second edition of the successful Cognitive and Metacognitive Educational Systems held in at the AAAI 2009 Fall Symposium Series. The 2010 Cognitive and Metacognitive Educational Systems symposium aims to create an intellectual forum for researchers from various interdisciplinary fields to present, discuss, and debate various issues related to metacognitive educational systems (MCESs). The 2009 symposium focused on various definitions of MCESs, theoretical and architectural aspects in the design of a new generation of metacognitive tools for enhancing learning, and understanding learning with MCESs. The symposium raised debate regarding new fundamental questions of paramount importance and that will be the foci at the 2010 symposium:
- What are the theoretical pillars standard CBLEs must adopt to be characterized as MCESs?
- Is it possible to develop a unified framework for all MCESs?
- To what extent does the educational system itself have to exhibit metacognitive behavior(s), and how are these behaviors organized to support learning?
- What are the main aspects in metacognition, self-regulation skills, and emotions that influence the learning process?
- What does it mean to be metacognitive, and how can one learn to be metacognitive? Can meta-cognitive skills actually arise from the interaction with MCESs?
- How can a MCES be autonomous and increase its knowledge to match the learners' evolving skills and knowledge?
- What about agent-based systems? MCESs may not be embodied, but does it help if they act as social agents?