S. Trausan-Matu et al. (Eds.): ITS 2014, LNCS 8474, pp. 627–628, 2014. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014 Attitudinal Gains from Engagement with Metacognitive Tutors in an Exploratory Learning Environment

MILA–T (MILA–Tutoring) is constructed to give students explicit instruction on scientific modeling and inquiry, intending in part to help cultivate positive attitudes toward science. The results of a two-week controlled experiment using MILA–T in middle school classroom show a significant effect of MILA–T on students’ attitudes towards science.