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Table 3 Motivation diagnosis and intervention

From: A possible future for next generation adaptive learning systems

  Production rules
Likely state Cognitive Intervention Metacognitive intervention
Mastery, Low Effort Increase problem difficulty Display learning progress
Mastery, High Effort Maintain problem difficulty Praise effort and persistence
Hint Abuse, Low Effort Reduce problem difficulty Deemphasize importance of immediate success
Mastery, Medium Effort Maintain problem difficulty Praise importance
Quick Guesses, Low Effort Reduce problem difficulty Deemphasize importance of immediate success
Hint Avoidance, High Effort Reduce problem difficulty Offer hints upon incorrect answer in the next problem
Quick Guesses, Hint Abuse Reduce problem difficulty Deemphasize importance of immediate success
Low Mastery, High effort Reduce problem difficulty Emphasize importance of effort and perseverance