Tracing Embodied Narratives of Critical Thinking

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

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Abstract

Critical Thinking (CrT) is generally characterized as an abstract thinking process, detached from the (bodily) actions one engages in during the process. Though recent cognitive theories assert that all thinking is action-based, the embodied and distributed cognitive processes underlying CrT have not been identified. We present preliminary findings from the first iteration of a design-based research project which involves probing possible connections between CrT and one’s (bodily) action sequences. We performed sequential pattern mining and qualitative analysis on the study participants’ actions logs to find differences in participants CrT processes. Our analysis showed that only a subset of participants contextualized their assumptions, inferences, and implications in the different information resources available in the environment. A majority of participants’ actions performed within the interface were incoherent. These results have implications for automated analyses of the CrT process, and for the design of AI-based scaffolds to support CrT development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education : 22nd International Conference, AIED 2021, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 14–18, 2021, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsIdo Roll, Danielle McNamara, Sergey Sosnovsky, Rose Luckin, Vania Dimitrova
Volume12749
PublisherSpringer
Publication date12 Jun 2021
Pages267-272
ISBN (Print)9783030782696
ISBN (Electronic)9783030782702
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2021
Event22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education: Mind the Gap: AIED for Equity and Inclusion - Online, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Jun 202118 Jun 2021
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
Number22
LocationOnline
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period14/06/202118/06/2021
SeriesLecture notes in artificial intelligence
Number12749
ISSN0302-9743
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Number12749
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • Critical thinking
  • Embodied cognition
  • ENaCT framework
  • Cognitive strategies
  • Learning analytics
  • Sequential pattern mining

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