To be held at the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2017), December 4-8 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand
Important Dates

August 18, 2017

Acceptance Notice:

September 8, 2017

Final Camera Ready:

September 15, 2017

Workshop Organizer

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Sridhar IYER
Kavya ALSE

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Call for Papers

We welcome scholarly contributions from researchers and practitioners to the Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning of Thinking Skills (TELoTS) at ICCE 2017. The objective of this workshop is to provide a platform to exchange ideas and share details about how technology can be brought into practice to develop and assess learners’ pan-domain thinking skills. This half-day workshop will be held in mini-conference style, with paper presentations and discussions.

Brief Description of the Workshop Topic

Thinking skills are abilities and processes that human beings apply for sense-making, reasoning and problem-solving (Lipman, 2003). Thinking skills have been identified and characterized in a variety of ways by academics as well as by professional bodies, such as, ABET student outcomes (ABET, 2014), 21st Century skills (Pellegrino & Hilton, 2012), science process skills (Padilla, 1990), computational thinking skills (ISTE, 2014). 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, troubleshooting and so on. Regardless of the education discipline, development of thinking skills has been shown to be crucial for students’ success in the 21st century workplace (NAS, 2014). However, thinking process skills do not get developed automatically into learners, even if teachers may assume so. Hence it is important to emphasize the teaching and learning of thinking process skills explicitly, in addition to content in formal education.

Researchers have explored various approaches for developing such thinking skills in learners by utilizing affordances of TEL environments such as automated formative assessment, inquiry via interactive simulations, and opportunities for collaboration and reflection. The goal of this workshop is to provide an interactive platform for researchers and educators to explore various facets of Technology Enhanced Learning of Thinking Skills (TELoTS).

Scope of the Workshop

Researchers and practitioners who are interested in the development of thinking skills through technology enhanced learning are encouraged to submit their work. We welcome a variety of topics and research issues related to the development, design and assessment of innovative approaches in TELoTS. The aim of this workshop is to provide a platform to exchange ideas and share details about how technology can be brought into practice to harness thinking skills of learners.

Topics and research issues of the workshop include but are not be limited to:
  • 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
  • Assessment of thinking skills – techniques, tools and innovative approaches using technology
  • Methodological issues related to TELoTS and innovative research methods
  • Curriculum design for the development of thinking skills
  • Models, theories and frameworks underpinning TELoTS
  • Learner characterisation for TELoTS
  • Transfer of thinking skills across domains and situations; techniques for fostering transfer; methods of assessing transfer of thinking skills
Workshop Paper Format
A paper submitted to the TELoTS workshop must contain at least two of the following:
  • Design - This could be the description of a prototype system, or innovative curricular material, or model, for development of some thinking skill
  • Deployment - This could be a pilot or a large-scale deployment of system/material, along with some evidence of effectiveness
  • Evaluation - This should be a formal educational research study, having strong empirical basis, drawing on relevant research methods
A paper submitted to the TELoTS workshop should not contain only the description of an idea or proposal. Each paper should be 4-6 pages and must contain:
  • Precise definition of the thinking skill being targeted
  • Explicit description of the theoretical basis to the work
  • Clear positioning of the work, with respect to related work in literature
  • Sufficient details so that the work can be replicated
  • Clear connection of the result to the problem
How to Submit a Paper

Please submit your paper in the main conference paper format to All accepted papers for mini-conference-style workshop will appear in one volume of workshop proceedings with ISBN and will be indexed by Elsevier Bibliographic Database.

Important dates will be announced soon.

Other Information
  • All workshop participants are required to register for the main conference, but there will not be additional workshop fee.
  • Each paper has to be presented by at least one presenter with paid registration to the conference.
Program Committee Members
  • Gautam BISWAS,
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

  • Nian-Shing CHEN,
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

  • Chandan DASGUPTA,
    Purdue University, USA

  • Madhuri MAVINKURVE,
    Thakur College of Engineering, Mumbai, India

  • Mrinal PATWARDHAN,
    D. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai, India

    The University of Adelaide, Australia

  • Ritayan Mitra,
    Indian Institute of Technology, India