Contextualized Reflective Support in Designing Instruction Based on Both Theory and Practice


Toshinobu Kasai, Kazuo Nagano and Riichiro Mizoguchi

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In this study, we developed a system called FIMA (Flexible Instructional Design Support Multi-Agent System) that dynamically supports teachers in designing instruction by facilitating their thinking ways according to the characteristics of those of expert teachers. In the present study, we focused on a support to facilitate teachers’ contextualized thinking included in the processes of expert teachers based on instructional/learning theories. In order to provide such support, we make use of the OMNIBUS ontology, which describes knowledge extracted from instructional/learning theories and best practices.


Ontology, Instructional Design, Multi-Agent, Instructional/Learning Theories