Pedagogical Agents for Fostering Question-Asking Skills in Children

@article{Alaimi2020PedagogicalAF,
  title={Pedagogical Agents for Fostering Question-Asking Skills in Children},
  author={Mehdi Alaimi and Edith Law and Kevin D. Pantasdo and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Sauz{\'e}on},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2020}
}
  • Mehdi Alaimi, Edith Law, +2 authors Hélène Sauzéon
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • Question asking is an important tool for constructing academic knowledge, and a self-reinforcing driver of curiosity. However, research has found that question asking is infrequent in the classroom and children's questions are often superficial, lacking deep reasoning. In this work, we developed a pedagogical agent that encourages children to ask divergent-thinking questions, a more complex form of questions that is associated with curiosity. We conducted a study with 95 fifth grade students… CONTINUE READING

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