Intelligent Learning Environments: The Case of Geometry

  • Jean-Marie Laborde

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 117)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Roshni Devi, Tim O’Shea, Sara Hennessy, Ronnie Singer
    Pages 17-35
  3. Tommy Dreyfus, Baruch Schwarz
    Pages 36-45
  4. Maurizio Falcone
    Pages 46-62
  5. Régis Gras, Italo Giorgiutti
    Pages 63-81
  6. Jean-Marie Laborde
    Pages 113-132
  7. Richard Lesh, Anthony E. Kelly
    Pages 133-156
  8. Marie-France Thibault, Robert La Barre
    Pages 218-230
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 263-276

About these proceedings


This book is a thoroughly revised result, updated to mid-1995, of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Intelligent Learning Environments: the case of geometry", held in Grenoble, France, November 13-16, 1989. The main aim of the workshop was to foster exchanges among researchers who were concerned with the design of intelligent learning environments for geometry. The problem of student modelling was chosen as a central theme of the workshop, insofar as geometry cannot be reduced to procedural knowledge and because the significance of its complexity makes it of interest for intelligent tutoring system (ITS) development. The workshop centred around the following themes: modelling the knowledge domain, modelling student knowledge, design­ ing "didactic interaction", and learner control. This book contains revised versions of the papers presented at the workshop. All of the chapters that follow have been written by participants at the workshop. Each formed the basis for a scheduled presentation and discussion. Many are suggestive of research directions that will be carried out in the future. There are four main issues running through the papers presented in this book: • knowledge about geometry is not knowledge about the real world, and materialization of geometrical objects implies a reification of geometry which is amplified in the case of its implementation in a computer, since objects can be manipulated directly and relations are the results of actions (Laborde, Schumann). This aspect is well exemplified by research projects focusing on the design of geometric microworlds (Guin, Laborde).


Geometrie Intelligente Lernumgebungen Interactive teaching Interaktives Lernen Lernmodelle Lerntechniken Student modeling complexity control knowledge learning modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marie Laborde
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Structures Discrètes et de Didactique Institut d’ Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de GrenobleUniversité Joseph Fourier Centre Nationale de la Recherche ScientifiqueGrenoble cedex 9France

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64608-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60927-5
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