Promoting Collaboration through a Culturally Contextualized Narrative Game

  • Marcos Alexandre Rose Silva
  • Junia Coutinho Anacleto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 24)


This paper describes a research about developing web narrative game to be used at school by teachers, considering students’ culture expressed in common sense knowledge, for storytelling, allowing teacher to create stories according to student’s cultural reality, and consequently enabling students to identify and get interested in collaborating with the teacher and other students to develop the story, being co-authors. Therefore this game can allow students to learn how to express themselves, which means to leave their imagination flow and to allow them to adequately understand and elaborate situations experienced in school, family and community with no impact on their real life. Through stories students also can learn how to work collaboratively, to help, and to be helped by their friends and teacher. This context is also applicable on companies, considering teamwork and the necessary role each one has to play for collaborative work.


Collaboration Storyteller Narrative Game Context Common Sense Education Educational game 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcos Alexandre Rose Silva
    • 1
  • Junia Coutinho Anacleto
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of São CarlosSão PauloBrazil

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