Tutoring and Assessment Through Games and Emotions

Sintija Petrovica


Research in psychology, neuroscience, pedagogy, and cognitive science has shown that emotions (or affect) play a key role in the learning process, decision making, understanding of a problem domain and motivation to learn. As a result, researchers have been working on the creation of affective tutoring systems. Meanwhile, game-based learning is becoming more and more popular and it is considered as an emerging technology that will have a large impact on education in the next 2-3 years. Therefore, there is no doubt that researchers believe that the combination of educational games and affective tutoring systems may improve students’ performance. The aim of this paper is to describe the current state of this research direction and to identify gaps and possible opportunities for the future work. Research shows that the main emphasis is on the adapted teaching/learning process that takes into account both student's knowledge and emotions but the aspect of the assessment, which also is an integral part of this process, has been neglected in tutoring systems that include emotions and game-based interactions.


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Petrovica S. (2015). Tutoring and Assessment Through Games and Emotions . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: AGEWELL, (CSEDU 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-107-6, pages 539-544. DOI: 10.5220/0005447605390544

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author={Sintija Petrovica},
title={Tutoring and Assessment Through Games and Emotions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: AGEWELL, (CSEDU 2015)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: AGEWELL, (CSEDU 2015)
TI - Tutoring and Assessment Through Games and Emotions
SN - 978-989-758-107-6
AU - Petrovica S.
PY - 2015
SP - 539
EP - 544
DO - 10.5220/0005447605390544