The SAMAL model for affective learning : A multidimensional model incorporating the body, mind and emotion in learning

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings: DMS 2011 - 17th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems
PublisherKnowledge Systems Institute Graduate School
Pages216-221
ISBN (Print)1891706306
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Conference

Title17th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, DMS 2011
PlaceItaly
CityFlorence
Period18 - 20 August 2011

Abstract

In this study we propose a new model for affective learning, SAMAL Model (Smart Ambience for Affective Learning Model) which illustrates the interplay between the body, mind and emotion in learning. This model is based upon experiential theories and the use of the body moving within the virtual reality space. The SAMAL project investigates the application of immersive interactive media and virtual reality as a tool in education to enhance learners’ motivation to learn, and make a bridge between affect, cognition and learning. The players actively engage with the interactive media experiencing the feelings associated with the challenges and successes of interacting with the virtual learning scenarios. SAMAL learning activities give opportunity for students to feel the many facets of animal survival. Our initial findings revealed that action based trial by error experiential process offered through the SAMAL allowed the students to experience the challenges of survival for birds from an affect sense thus increasing students’ learning motivation. Our data also showed that there was also a higher correlation between affect and greater learning for players than was for the watchers, who actively observed.

Research Area(s)

  • Action based Trial and and Error Experiential Learning, Affective learning, Experiential learning scenario, Immersive learning, Kinaesthetic, Smart ambience learning

Citation Format(s)

The SAMAL model for affective learning : A multidimensional model incorporating the body, mind and emotion in learning. / Ip, Horace Ho-Shing; Byrne, Julia; Cheng, Shuk-Han; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai.

Proceedings: DMS 2011 - 17th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems. Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School, 2011. p. 216-221.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review