Instructional Support for Enhancing Students’ Information Problem Solving Ability

Saskia Brand-Gruwel, Peter Gerjets

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    This special issue discusses European research on instructional support to foster students’ ability to solve information-based problems. In this introduction, the concept of information problem solving (IPS) and research in this field of interest will be placed in the broader perspective, which is called information behavior. The focus of this special issue is an educational one and the papers all go into a specific kind of instructional support. The main research questions, findings and conclusions of the six contributions will be outlined. It is concluded that the most important directions for future research deal with how instructional support for different aspect of the process, like for instance how to regulated the process, best can be designed in order to make the instruction adaptive and fit to the learners needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)615-622
    Number of pages8
    JournalComputers in Human Behavior
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - May 2008


    • Instructional Support
    • Information Problem Solving Ability


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