C2LEARN - Creative Emotional Reasoning Computational Tools Fostering Co-Creativity in Learning Processes

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Name: 
Creative Emotional Reasoning Computational Tools Fostering Co-Creativity in Learning Processes
Acronym: 
C2LEARN

The C2Learn project aims to introduce an innovative digital gaming and social networking environment incorporating diverse tools, the use of which can foster co-creativity in learning processes in the context of both formal and informal educational settings.
In developing this project, we are innovating methodologically by introducing two new non-linear thinking processes, as fundamental heuristic devices in assisting the user to generate new types of candidate solutions. These innovations are based on most recent results of cognitive science research, which have marked a breakthrough in our understanding of the roots of reasoning and its relation to emotion and representation: Diagrammatic Reasoning and Emotional Reasoning. We shall also implement these non-linear thinking methodologies in game environments, especially for school age users, in order to enhance the motivational component and to enrich the manner and opportunities of engagement with these activities. In so doing, we shall be guided by an acclaimed educational theory on how to use digital gaming and social networking technology to promote creative thinking in children and the young.
The C2Learn environment will be an open-world “sandbox’’ (non-linear) virtual space enabling learners to freely explore ideas, concepts, and the ‘shared’ knowledge available on the semantic web and the virtual communities in which they participate. In this open-world sandbox, creativity is contextually defined as open-ended, and has no pre-sets or barriers. So too will be the virtual game environment housing nonrestrictive opportunities for learners to engage in creative problem-finding and creative problem solving. These new computational tools – rather than setting a series of preset problems and challenges based on players’ previous actions in the virtual game environment – will afford and generate potential playful experiences surrounding creative problem solving and non-linear thinking tasks.

NCSR-D will be the Technical Manager of the project, and will also lead the core technical WP3 “C2Learn Computational Tools”.

Programme: 
FP7-ICT
Dates
Start to End date: 
01/11/2012 - 31/10/2015
Duration: 
36 months
Dissemination
Financial Info
Funding organization: 
EC
Total budget: 
€3129828
NCSR budget: 
€650158
EU funding: 
€2400000

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