Engaging Our School Teachers: an Augmented Reality (AR) Approach to Continuous Professional Development

Holley, Debbie and Howlett, Philip (2016) Engaging Our School Teachers: an Augmented Reality (AR) Approach to Continuous Professional Development. EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning, 3 (10): 3. ISSN 2032-9253

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Abstract

Currently, teachers in the UK learn about behaviour management strategies from theoretical perspectives when training, through discussions with mentors, and by trial and error at their schools. Existing literature mainly focuses on such issues from the ‘adult’ viewpoint, not the voice of the child. This paper reports on work-in-progress developing a range of Augmented Reality (AR) resources for these issues, drawing upon co-design research workshops with children from a Year 6 class (aged 10) in a UK Primary School. Our research informs approaches to classroom management by encouraging reflection and analysis of ‘critical incidents’ identified by the pupils, and explored by teachers in workshops through the medium of AR, giving a reality previously uncaptured in more traditional approaches. Our final resources will be a set of Open Education Resources (OER), offered to the wider community for reuse/repurposing for educational settings through a Creative Commons (cc) licence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Augmented Reality, Classroom behaviour, Co-design, Participative research, OER
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor I.
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2020 10:26
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 10:26
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/424

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