RAIL director, Dr. Ike Choi, was an invited speaker and participant in
Our goal is to help people become reflective problem solvers who make meaningful contributions to improving the given conditions of individuals, local communities, and larger societies.
We explore how people learn and solve uncertain problems in the real-world context. We focus on human cognition as an essential part of human performance. We believe that human cognition is always current — here, now, active — continuous — moving forward, intentional, directional –– and in-context. Thus, human cognition can be best understood within its socio-cultural and historical contexts (e.g., Lave, 1988). We advance and apply innovative methods to capture and analyze how people think and make decisions in naturalistic settings (e.g., Zsambok & Klein, 1997). The ad-hoc nature (the uniqueness of thinking for a particular situation) of human cognition provides not only a challenge in conducting research but also an opportunity for advancing the current ways to enhance human learning on/in problem solving.