Enriching Students' Laboratory Experience: Using Software And Socratic Methods To Foster Reflective Thought In An Engineering Laboratory

Christopher Riesbeck, Joseph Walsh
2002 Annual Conference Proceedings   unpublished
We have developed SASK (Socratic ASK * ), a domain-independent and rule-based architecture for implementing Socratic dialogs to foster better learning in well defined tasks by encouraging deeper reflections by the student. We have used SASK to build the Dialysis Mentor, a program that uses Socratic questioning to improve student performance and learning in an undergraduate biomedical engineering lab. Small usability tests and a pilot run in a dialysis lab suggests that Dialysis Mentor and SASK
more » ... is Mentor and SASK systems in general can improve the value of pre-defined learn-bydoing task experiences. We are now working on improving our SASK Mentors 1 and building authoring tools for them.
doi:10.18260/1-2--10846 fatcat:6dgbclrgvngytb5mhcgugiarkm