AI AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING IN TEACHING. CULTIVATING WELL-BEING THROUGH THE USE OF AI-BASED MINDFULNESS FOR ITALIAN STUDENTS

Valeria Vadalà, Martina Meo, Maria Siriana Fusco, Nadia Carlomagno

Abstract


L’ascesa dell’intelligenza artificiale generativa segna un profondo cambiamento nelle dinamiche di comunicazione e nelle interazioni sociali, richiedendo un livello di abilità comunicativa da parte degli esseri umani nel loro impegno con l’intelligenza artificiale per promuovere un’intelligenza sociale collettiva e fruttuosa. Ciò diventa sempre più cruciale nell’affrontare le molteplici sfide del nostro mondo contemporaneo. In particolare, una preoccupazione urgente nell’emisfero occidentale è il benessere mentale, con le istituzioni educative in prima linea nell’incorporare pratiche di meditazione volte ad alleviare l’ansia, lo stress, la noia e la mancanza di concentrazione tra gli studenti. Ciò sottolinea l’imperativo di coltivare ambienti stimolanti per il loro sviluppo olistico. Negli Stati Uniti, iniziative come Mindful Schools supportano attivamente gli educatori nell’integrazione di programmi di consapevolezza, una tecnica di meditazione comprovata che migliora i processi di insegnamento e apprendimento. Considerati i risultati promettenti di tali iniziative in altri paesi, la ricerca proposta, sotto le spoglie di uno studio esplorativo, cerca di esplorare la fattibilità dell’integrazione della consapevolezza nella routine quotidiana degli studenti universitari italiani. Questo sforzo farà leva su applicazioni basate sull’intelligenza artificiale che, attraverso la creazione di percorsi personalizzati, mirano a fornire agli studenti benefici sostanziali per il loro benessere fisico ed emotivo.


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