Educational Potentials in Visually Androgynous Pedagogical Agents
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Memphis, TN, USA, July 9-13, 2013 / [ed] H.C. Lane, K., J. Yacef, Mostow and P. Pavlik, Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, 599-602 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
We report a study on student’s attitudes to a visually androgynous in comparison to a male and a female Teachable Agent (TA). Results were that overall the androgynous agent was preferred over the female and male agents. A visually androgynous agent does not embody categorical gender attributes. At the same time it does not have to be genderless but instead represent both maleness and femaleness so that students can chose for themselves. Androgyny, in this sense, is potentially a way to have femaleness and maleness represented, with corresponding educational benefits such as role modelling and identification, without risking negative reinforcement of gender stereotypes
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013. 599-602 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 (print), 1611-3349 (online) ; 7926
Computer Science Learning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108544DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39112-5_68ISBN: 978-3-642-39111-8 (print)ISBN: 978-3-642-39112-5 (online)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108544DiVA: diva2:730847