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An ITS that provides positive feedback for Beginning Violin Students

Lahart, Orla (2005) An ITS that provides positive feedback for Beginning Violin Students. In: Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education: Supporting Learning through Intelligent and Socially Informed Technology. IOS Press, Amsterdam, p. 964. ISBN 1586035304

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Feedback is highly important within any learning environment. Providing feedback in a manner which enhances, rather than damages students self-esteem is an important skill that is seldom taught. The art of good feedback is highly complex and this complexity is further heightened when the domain is music. Beginning violin students are faced with a steep learning curve due to the complex nature of the instrument and they may find it difficult to believe that mastery of the instrument is possible. Shinichi Suzuki believed that talent is a product of environment rather than heredity and therefore mastery is possible. The research proposed in this paper involves the development of an Intelligent Tutoring System that provides an individualised positive learning environment for beginning violin students practicing at home. The pedagogical framework that informs the system is the Suzuki method as it is based on the premise that through positive feedback students can reach their potential.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 13:37
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 13:37

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