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Teacher and learner: Supervised and unsupervised learning in communities

  • Michael G. Shafto (a1) and Colleen M. Seifert (a2)

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How far can teaching methods go to enhance learning? Optimal methods of teaching have been considered in research on supervised and unsupervised learning. Locally optimal methods are usually hybrids of teaching and self-directed approaches. The costs and benefits of specific methods have been shown to depend on the structure of the learning task, the learners, the teachers, and the environment.

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