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Steps towards a Challenging Teachable Agent

Silvervarg, Annika; Kirkegaard, Camilla; Nirme, Jens LU ; Haake, Magnus LU and Gulz, Agneta LU (2014) In Intelligent Virtual Agents, 14th International Conference, IVA 2014, Boston, MA, USA, August 27-29, 2014, Proceedings / Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8637. p.410-419
Abstract
This chapter presents the first steps towards a new type of pedagogical agent – a Challenger Teachable Agent, CTA. The overall aim of introducing a CTA is to increase engagement and motivation and challenge students into deeper learning and metacognitive reasoning. The paper discusses desired design features of such an agent on the basis of related work and results from a study where 11-year old students interacted with a first version of a CTA in the framework of an educational software for history. The focus is on how students respond when the CTA disagrees and questions their suggestions, and how groups of students, differing in response behavior and in self-efficacy, experience the CTA.
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learning, interaction, challenge, teachable agent, experience
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Intelligent Virtual Agents, 14th International Conference, IVA 2014, Boston, MA, USA, August 27-29, 2014, Proceedings / Lecture Notes in Computer Science
editor
Bickmore, Timothy; Marsella, Stacy; Sidner, C; ; and
volume
8637
pages
410 - 419
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Springer
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  • scopus:84906513372
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1611-3349
0302-9743
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978-3-319-09767-1
978-3-319-09766-4
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10.1007/978-3-319-09767-1_52
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English
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  author       = {Silvervarg, Annika and Kirkegaard, Camilla and Nirme, Jens and Haake, Magnus and Gulz, Agneta},
  editor       = {Bickmore, Timothy and Marsella, Stacy and Sidner, C},
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  issn         = {1611-3349},
  keyword      = {learning,interaction,challenge,teachable agent,experience},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {410--419},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Intelligent Virtual Agents, 14th International Conference, IVA 2014, Boston, MA, USA, August 27-29, 2014, Proceedings / Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  title        = {Steps towards a Challenging Teachable Agent},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09767-1_52},
  volume       = {8637},
  year         = {2014},
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