Czech Philosopher Comenius Planted the Seed

February, 2022
IDA document: D-32877
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights
Division: Science and Technology Division , Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
John Dexter Fletcher See more authors
The 2017 Larry D. Welch Award winner for best external publication was “Effectiveness of Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Meta-Analytic Review,” published in Review of Educational Research by IDA researcher J. D. Fletcher and James A. Kulik. Both had long been interested in applying the successful model of individual tutoring to students in classrooms. This summary discusses the inspiration for their research, a little known Czech philosopher named John Amos Comenius.