Some Students seek hastily and by ‘trial and error for good solutions, instead of reading or listening to the built-in help and feedback.
Children of about 10-12 years old did a task in a Zoo. On their mobile phones they received a small task when they were near a certain animal (using GPS) The task was a question about the animal. Some children with a wrong answer did not listen to the feedback but tried to guess the right answer.
(The task is for learning English by use of a mobile phone)
As a pupil at a computer assisted task makes an error, a video starts with a explanation for the pupil to perform the task better. Pupils usually ignore this note and attempt guessing a solution. How can online assignments and tasks and the feedback that’s built in made better so that more students think about the task and consider the notes and feedback instead of guessing the correct solution by trial and error.
How can their teachers avoid this trial and error behavior of these pupils?
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