Equal opportunity tactic: An approach to moderating the differences in ability perception

Hercy N.H. Cheng, Winston M.C. Wu, Tak Wai Chan

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Abstract

During schooling, individual ability differences are inevitable. Low-ability students, when always performing worse, may feel discouraged and frustrated during learning; high-ability and hence better-performance students may not find learning interesting as well when facing easy challenges all the time. This study proposes an equal opportunity tactic in order to moderate the differences in ability perception by manipulating the challenge of tasks for every student. A trail test was also conducted to preliminarily evaluate the influences on student behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-143
Number of pages8
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - 2008
EventInternational Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World - 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Jun 200828 Jun 2008

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