Emotional dimensions of AI in education: understanding and leveraging human-AI interactions

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The ongoing integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) within higher education (HE) signifies a pivotal shift in pedagogical paradigms, demanding comprehensive theoretical and practical considerations. This paper critically examines the multifaceted adoption of GenAI in HE by reviewing interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks from psychology, computer science, and pedagogy. It highlights the insufficiency of traditional technology acceptance models, which predominantly address cognitive and rational decision-making processes, and advocates for the inclusion of emotional and ethical dimensions often overlooked in existing frameworks. By synthesizing research across various disciplines, this review identifies significant gaps and proposes an integrated theoretical model to effectively understand and guide GenAI adoption. The proposed framework emphasizes the need for robust, empirically supported methodologies that accommodate the complex, dynamic nature of GenAI applications. This paper not only contributes to academic discourse by providing a comprehensive review of existing literature but also sets a foundation for future empirical studies aimed at refining GenAI integration strategies in HE, ensuring they are ethically aligned and educationally effective
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 7 Jun 2024
EventAdvances in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Conference 2024 - Hyatt Regency Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20244 Jun 2024

Academic conference

Academic conferenceAdvances in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Conference 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • GenAI, Higher Education, theoretical frameworks, Psychology


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