Track 11. Technology Enabled  Learning of Thinking Skills (TELoTS@ICALT2017)

Track Program Chairs

Track Description and Topics of Interest:

The goal of this track is to provide a platform for researchers and educators to present their research on how technology can be used to develop and assess learners’ pan-domain thinking skills, which are cognitive processes that human beings apply for sense-making and problem-solving. Thinking skills have been identified and characterized in a variety of ways, such as, 21st Century skills, ABET student learning outcomes, science process skills, and computational thinking skills, to name a few. Regardless of the discipline, development of thinking skills has been shown to be crucial for students’ success in the 21st century workplace.  Examples of such skills include critical thinking, engineering design, problem formulation and solving, creation and revision of scientific models, decision making, experimentation skills, data analysis and so on.

We welcome a variety of topics and research issues related to the design, development and evaluation of technology enhanced learning of thinking skills. Topics include::

  • Learning environments for development of thinking skills
  • Techniques for integration of ICT to promote thinking skills
  • Systems / tools aimed at explicitly developing thinking skills
  • Pedagogical approaches and teaching-learning strategies for developing thinking skills
  • Curriculum design for the development of thinking skills
  • Assessment of thinking skills – techniques, tools and innovative approaches using technology
  • Methodological issues and innovative methods related to research in TELoTS
  • Curriculum design for the development of thinking skills
  • Models, theories and frameworks underpinning TELoTS
  • Transfer of thinking skills across domains and situations; techniques for fostering transfer; methods of assessing transfer of thinking skills

Track Program Committee

Ashok Basawapatna, SUNY Old Westbury., USA

Ben du Boulay, University of Sussex, UK

Sanjay Chandrasekharan, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, India


Madhuri Mavinkurve, Thakur College of Engineering, India

Ritayan Mitra, University of Colorado, USA

Amir Shareghi Najar, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Yogendra Pal, Learn by Watch, India

Mrinal Patwardhan, IIT Bombay, India

Ramkumar Rajendran, Vanderbilt University, USA

M. Sasikumar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Philip Winne, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Lung Hsiang Wong, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Hsin-Kai Wu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Longkai Wu, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Important Dates about ICALT 2017 can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 Author Guidelines can be found here.

The ICALT 2017 CfP can be found here.