Title: Analysis of the design of effective learning activities using learning-type PDCA and CAPD cycles on the basis of the characteristics of individual students

Authors: Michiko Tsubaki; Taro Oya; Takahiro Kobayashi

Addresses: Department of Informatics, Faculty of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan. ' Department of Informatics, Faculty of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan. ' Department of Informatics, Faculty of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

Abstract: The learning-type PDCA cycle and the CAPD cycle are methods of managing the process of learning. In this paper, we examine the trends in the differences between self-evaluations and others' evaluations of learners' abilities, goals, and results as they learn improvement activities through the learning-type PDCA or CAPD cycle. In addition, using graphical modelling, we examine how to explain differences among evaluations according to the characteristics of individual students and how to design effective learning activities through the learning-type PDCA and CAPD cycles.

Keywords: PDCA cycle; plan-do-check-act; CAPD cycle; check-act-plan-do; learning support; self-evaluation; learner evaluation; learner characteristics; activity design; effective learning activities; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2012.047556

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2012 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.150 - 165

Available online: 27 Jun 2012 *

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