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Can preschoolers profit from a teachable agent based play-and-learn game in mathematics?

Anderberg, Erik; Axelsson, Anton; Gulz, Agneta LU and Haake, Magnus LU (2013) 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2013 In Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013), LNCS, vol. 7926 LNCS, vol 7926. p.289-298
Abstract
A large number of studies carried out on pupils aged 8–14 have shown

that teachable agent (TA) based games are beneficial for learning. The present pioneering

study aimed to initiate research looking at whether TA based games can

be used as far down as preschool age. Around the age of four, theory of mind

(ToM) is under development and it is not unlikely that a fully developed ToM is

necessary to benefit from a TA’s socially engaging characteristics. 10 preschool

children participated in an experiment of playing a mathematics game. The participants

playing a TA-version of the game engaged socially with the TA and were

not disturbed by his presence. Thus, this study... (More)
A large number of studies carried out on pupils aged 8–14 have shown

that teachable agent (TA) based games are beneficial for learning. The present pioneering

study aimed to initiate research looking at whether TA based games can

be used as far down as preschool age. Around the age of four, theory of mind

(ToM) is under development and it is not unlikely that a fully developed ToM is

necessary to benefit from a TA’s socially engaging characteristics. 10 preschool

children participated in an experiment of playing a mathematics game. The participants

playing a TA-version of the game engaged socially with the TA and were

not disturbed by his presence. Thus, this study unveil exciting possibilities for

further research of the hypothesised educational benefits in store for preschoolers

with regard to play-and-learn games employing TAs. (Less)
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teachable agent, theory of mind, preschoolers, learning by teaching
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Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013), LNCS, vol. 7926
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Yasef, Kalina; Lane, Chad; and
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LNCS, vol 7926
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16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2013
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  abstract     = {A large number of studies carried out on pupils aged 8–14 have shown<br/><br>
that teachable agent (TA) based games are beneficial for learning. The present pioneering<br/><br>
study aimed to initiate research looking at whether TA based games can<br/><br>
be used as far down as preschool age. Around the age of four, theory of mind<br/><br>
(ToM) is under development and it is not unlikely that a fully developed ToM is<br/><br>
necessary to benefit from a TA’s socially engaging characteristics. 10 preschool<br/><br>
children participated in an experiment of playing a mathematics game. The participants<br/><br>
playing a TA-version of the game engaged socially with the TA and were<br/><br>
not disturbed by his presence. Thus, this study unveil exciting possibilities for<br/><br>
further research of the hypothesised educational benefits in store for preschoolers<br/><br>
with regard to play-and-learn games employing TAs.},
  author       = {Anderberg, Erik and Axelsson, Anton and Gulz, Agneta and Haake, Magnus},
  booktitle    = {Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013), LNCS, vol. 7926},
  editor       = {Yasef, Kalina and Lane, Chad},
  keyword      = {teachable agent,theory of mind,preschoolers,learning by teaching},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {289--298},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Can preschoolers profit from a teachable agent based play-and-learn game in mathematics?},
  volume       = {LNCS, vol 7926},
  year         = {2013},
}