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Assessing Robots’ Social Roles in Early Childhood Education

In: Artificial Intelligence
Scarlet Siebert
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This contribution aims at critically discussing different social roles of robots that interact with children for educational purposes. For this, the roles of a teacher, a peer, and a novice will be analyzed on the basis of a literature review describing the functions and characteristics of these roles. Didactic concepts explaining how learners acquire knowledge and skills under different instruction styles and concepts of developmental psychology explaining how children perceive social robots will serve as criteria for the assessment of the adequacy of these different roles.

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