Empowerment of AI competences (EmpAI) is a project based on the assumption that it is possible to identify basic human abilities that, once trained, may foster understanding of AI concepts and applications in children as young as fifth and sixth-graders. Main efforts have been made to design educational activities to teach children computer programming; there is now a need for research both to identify those competencies that should be included in a definition of AI literacy and to design educational experiences that foster AI literacy. We present a training program designed to enhance some abilities present in fifth and sixth-grade children and the planned experimental validation to verify its efficacy in fostering AI literacy.

Empowering AI competences in children: A training program based on simple playful activities

Matteo Baldoni;Cristina Baroglio;Monica Bucciarelli;Sara Capecchi;Elena Gandolfi;Cristina Gena;Francesco Ianì;Elisa Marengo;Roberto Micalizio;Amon Rapp
2021-01-01

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Empowerment of AI competences (EmpAI) is a project based on the assumption that it is possible to identify basic human abilities that, once trained, may foster understanding of AI concepts and applications in children as young as fifth and sixth-graders. Main efforts have been made to design educational activities to teach children computer programming; there is now a need for research both to identify those competencies that should be included in a definition of AI literacy and to design educational experiences that foster AI literacy. We present a training program designed to enhance some abilities present in fifth and sixth-grade children and the planned experimental validation to verify its efficacy in fostering AI literacy.
The Third Symposium on Psychology-Based Technologies, PSYCHOBIT 2021
Napoli, Italia
October 4-5, 2021
Proc. of the Third Symposium on Psychology-Based Technologies, PSYCHOBIT 2021
CEUR, Workshop Proceedings
3100
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Artificial Intelligence, Learning, Training program, Children
Matteo Baldoni, Cristina Baroglio, Monica Bucciarelli, Sara Capecchi, Elena Gandolfi, Cristina Gena, Francesco Ianì, Elisa Marengo, Roberto Micalizio, Amon Rapp
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