Care - making the affective leap: more than a concerned interest in a learner's cognitive abilities.

Cooper, Bridget (2003) Care - making the affective leap: more than a concerned interest in a learner's cognitive abilities. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 13 (1). pp. 3-9. ISSN 1560-4292

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Abstract

This commentary addresses the issues of 'care' in ITSs more precisely, elaborating and extending the definition to include recent research from neuroscience and education on the affective aspects of learning. It reflects on the association of profound empathy with care and in what ways the ITSs described in this issue illustrate features of profound empathy. It concludes that though all the ITS include some features of profound empathy they all lack an elaborate definition of 'care' which means their ability to reproduce it is limited and tend to focus more heavily on the cognitive rather than the affective nature of care. However it concludes that there are exciting opportunities ahead in the field if we consider the affective nature of learning and care more seriously.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Education > Educational Research
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society > Department of Education
Depositing User: Bridget Cooper
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 09:19
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 09:19
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6859

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