publication . Article . 2014

Learning to Overcome Cultural Conflict through Engaging with Intelligent Agents in Synthetic Culture

Lynne Hall; Sarah Tazzyman; Colette Hume; Birgit Endrass; Mei Yii Lim; Gert Jan Hofstede; Ana Paiva; Elisabeth André; Arvid Kappas; Ruth Aylett;
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  • Published: 11 Nov 2014
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Providing opportunities for children to engage with intercultural learning has frequently focused on exposure to the ritual, celebrations and festivals of cultures, with the view that such experiences will result in greater acceptance of cultural differences. Intercultural conflict is often avoided, bringing as it does particular pedagogical, ethical and political dilemmas of which cultures we place in conflict in the multicultural classroom. In this paper we discuss an alternative approach, providing children with an interactive learning experience with synthetic cultures and characters. The agent architecture developed to enable intelligent agents to exhibit c...
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free text keywords: Toegepaste informatiekunde, WASS, Information Technology, Pedagogy, Agent architecture, Intercultural learning, Cultural conflict, Experiential learning, Educational technology, Multicultural education, Psychology, Cultural diversity, Interactive Learning, Social psychology
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