Share Paper: Best of The Nehterlands: Personalized training by profiling learners to enhance cognitive flexibility

  1. Yelim Mun, University of Twente, Netherlands
  2. L.M.J. (Liselotte) M.J. Eikenhout, University of Twente, Netherlands
  3. Karel van den Bosch, TNO, Netherlands
  4. Esther Oprins, TNO, Netherlands
  5. Jan Maarten Schraagen, University of Twente; TNO, Netherlands
Friday, June 29 10:45 AM-11:15 AM De Dam 1

Abstract: People need to be cognitively flexible in order to be successful in the dynamic, ever changing society of today. Previous studies found that a carefully designed training program can help people to think and act in a more cognitively flexible fashion, leading to a better performance. This finding asks for more research into the instructional strategies that helps learners to utilize their cognitive flexibility. This paper presents a study investigating whether personalized instruction is more helpful than a standardized instruction. A pattern analysis was conducted on participants’ data from our previous training study. Three categories of learners were found: those ...