From the perspective of in-service teachers, can the technology of virtual reality be adopted in the general studies curriculum?

Chun Tung TANG

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects

Abstract

Based on the promotion of STEM education and e-learning, it seems that the application of virtual reality (VR) become a heated topic. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to understand the in-services General Studies (GS) teachers’ opinions about the question: “Can the technology of Virtual Reality be adopted in the General Study curriculum?”.
A quantitative research method was conducted from February to March 2019 and questionnaires were received from 22 in-services GS teachers. Results of the research proved that the only a few in-services GS teachers applied VR in their GS lesson. Most participants felt difficult to apply VR in teaching. Although the application of VR in daily teaching was not universal and full of challenges, most participants in general agreed that the application of VR are aligned with the GS Curriculum framework, especially for teaching the GS subject knowledge. However, only half of them were willing and confident to utilize the technology of VR in their future teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • STEM
  • Virtual reality
  • In-service teachers
  • Primary school
  • General studies
  • Curriculum
  • Challenges
  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Primary) – General Studies and Mathematics (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B058
  • Course code: INS4909

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'From the perspective of in-service teachers, can the technology of virtual reality be adopted in the general studies curriculum?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.