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Friday, October 12 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Scripting Dynamic Cognitive and Socioemotional Processes[Symposium 14]

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We propose a reconsideration of traditional argumentation scripting as investigated in the learning sciences to promote multiperspectivity, attitude change and conflict resolution. A new approach to scripting may take into account phenomena of multi-linearity and complexity in learning, typical of rich interactions like those observed in social media. Social media provide technological affordances for equity in accessing knowledge sources, and in publicly expressing opinions and attitudes. Social media can, thus, host plurality of ideas and rich socio-cognitive interactions in which conflict can arise, and potentially be resolved. We propose reconsidering scripting as increasing complexity to help learning situations emerge, decreasing complexity, as appropriate, to manage the complexity of learning situations and support sense-making. We sketch first results from empirical testing. The collective results point to the need to disembark from purely cognitive approaches to knowledge and attitude co-construction, moving beyond the cognitive argument as the only interaction locus and towards emotional embodied approaches that extend the experiential-space. Nonetheless, the results are still non-stable and effects of multiperspectivity and attitude change are rather sparse and unclear. What can we learn from the approach of interactive narrative design to scripting? What kind of scripting is appropriate to support dynamic socio-cognitive processes that foster attitude change? What processes should be aimed at to motivate active emotional engagement like empathy, and processes of conflict-oriented consensus building that are showing as emotional determinants of attitude change?

Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm IDT
Room 503