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Impact of Mediated Intimate Interaction on Education: A Huggable Communication Medium that Encourages Listening.

Nakanishi J, Sumioka H, Ishiguro H - Front Psychol (2016)

Bottom Line: Three case studies are presented on storytime fieldwork for children using our huggable communication medium called Hugvie, through which children are encouraged to concentrate on listening by intimate interaction between children and storytellers.Our results suggest that Hugvie increased the number of children who concentrated on listening to a story and was welcomed by almost all the children and educators.We also discuss improvement and research issues to introduce huggable communication media into classrooms, potential applications, and their contributions to other education situations through improved listening.

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Affiliation: Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Graduated School of Engineering Science, Osaka UniversityToyonaka, Japan; Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory, Advanced Telecommunication Research Institute InternationalKyoto, Japan.

ABSTRACT
In this paper, we propose the introduction of human-like communication media as a proxy for teachers to support the listening of children in school education. Three case studies are presented on storytime fieldwork for children using our huggable communication medium called Hugvie, through which children are encouraged to concentrate on listening by intimate interaction between children and storytellers. We investigate the effect of Hugvie on children's listening and how they and their teachers react to it through observations and interviews. Our results suggest that Hugvie increased the number of children who concentrated on listening to a story and was welcomed by almost all the children and educators. We also discuss improvement and research issues to introduce huggable communication media into classrooms, potential applications, and their contributions to other education situations through improved listening.

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Asking children whether they want to use Hugvie after storytime.
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Figure 8: Asking children whether they want to use Hugvie after storytime.

Mentions: After the forced session (storytime with parents) finished, a free session was conducted. A female staff member of the museum gathered only the children and asked them whether they wanted to use Hugvie for another storytime session (Figure 8). She also asked them to express their thoughts about Hugvie. Then she read another book with/without Hugvie according to their own willingness to use. During the free session, an experimenter explained the purpose of the experiments and studies with Hugvie to their parents in the back of the area and asked them by a questionnaire for their impressions about their children using Hugvie. The experiments were recorded. The event was held twice: 15 children participated in the first event and 14 in the second. The child participants ranged in age from 3 to 10.


Impact of Mediated Intimate Interaction on Education: A Huggable Communication Medium that Encourages Listening.

Nakanishi J, Sumioka H, Ishiguro H - Front Psychol (2016)

Asking children whether they want to use Hugvie after storytime.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 8: Asking children whether they want to use Hugvie after storytime.
Mentions: After the forced session (storytime with parents) finished, a free session was conducted. A female staff member of the museum gathered only the children and asked them whether they wanted to use Hugvie for another storytime session (Figure 8). She also asked them to express their thoughts about Hugvie. Then she read another book with/without Hugvie according to their own willingness to use. During the free session, an experimenter explained the purpose of the experiments and studies with Hugvie to their parents in the back of the area and asked them by a questionnaire for their impressions about their children using Hugvie. The experiments were recorded. The event was held twice: 15 children participated in the first event and 14 in the second. The child participants ranged in age from 3 to 10.

Bottom Line: Three case studies are presented on storytime fieldwork for children using our huggable communication medium called Hugvie, through which children are encouraged to concentrate on listening by intimate interaction between children and storytellers.Our results suggest that Hugvie increased the number of children who concentrated on listening to a story and was welcomed by almost all the children and educators.We also discuss improvement and research issues to introduce huggable communication media into classrooms, potential applications, and their contributions to other education situations through improved listening.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Graduated School of Engineering Science, Osaka UniversityToyonaka, Japan; Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory, Advanced Telecommunication Research Institute InternationalKyoto, Japan.

ABSTRACT
In this paper, we propose the introduction of human-like communication media as a proxy for teachers to support the listening of children in school education. Three case studies are presented on storytime fieldwork for children using our huggable communication medium called Hugvie, through which children are encouraged to concentrate on listening by intimate interaction between children and storytellers. We investigate the effect of Hugvie on children's listening and how they and their teachers react to it through observations and interviews. Our results suggest that Hugvie increased the number of children who concentrated on listening to a story and was welcomed by almost all the children and educators. We also discuss improvement and research issues to introduce huggable communication media into classrooms, potential applications, and their contributions to other education situations through improved listening.

No MeSH data available.