ENaCT: An Action-based Framework for the Learning and Analytics of Critical Thinking

Shitanshu Mishra*, Rwitajit Majumdar, Aditi Kothiyal, Prajakt Pande, Jayakrishnan Madathil Warriem

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Critical thinking (CT) is an important 21st-century skill. In this paper we propose a new framework - Embodied Narratives of Critical Thinking (ENaCT) - to conceptualise the learning of CT, as well as analytics to assess CT, in a technology-enhanced environment. In the context of a CT activity, this position paper bridges the perspectives of embodied cognition, aligning actions that constitute learning, with learning analytics approaches, to measure and build embodied narratives of the learning process. We illustrate the components of this new framework through a preliminary interface design conceptualised for the learning of CT within an online reading platform. Applicability of the framework and future research agenda are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computers in Education
EditorsH. J. So, Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo, Jon Mason, Antonija Mitrovic
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Publication date23 Nov 2020
ISBN (Electronic)978-986-97214-6-2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020
Event28th International Conference on Computers in Education - Darwin, Darwin, Australia
Duration: 23 Nov 202027 Nov 2020
Conference number: 28


Conference28th International Conference on Computers in Education
OtherVirtual conference due to Covid-19
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  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Analytics
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Embodied
  • 4E cognition

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