Narrative-Centered Tutorial Planning for Inquiry-Based Learning Environments [chapter]

Bradford W. Mott, James C. Lester
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Recent years have seen growing interest in narrative-centered learning environments. Leveraging the inherent structure of narrative, narrativecentered learning environments offer significant potential for inquiry-based learning in which students actively participate in engaging story-based problem-solving. A key challenge posed by narrative-centered learning is orchestrating all of the events in the unfolding story to motivate students and promote effective learning. In this paper we present a
more » ... arrative-centered tutorial planning architecture that integrates narrative planning and pedagogical control. The architecture continually constructs and updates narrative plans to support the hypothesis-generation-testing cycles that form the basis for inquiry-based learning. It is being used to implement a prototype narrative-centered inquirybased learning environment for the domain of microbiology. The planner dynamically balances narrative and pedagogical goals while at the same time satisfying the real-time constraints of highly interactive learning environments.
doi:10.1007/11774303_67 fatcat:dfofjrly4vcxdlbhurm4lzjene