VR Biology, an interdisciplinary and international student project towards an inquiry-based pedagogy

Teresa Dias Pedro Gomes, Sui Lin Goei, Wouter Van Joolingen, Yiyu Cai

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Abstract

Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is moving towards a more inquiry-based, and creativity stimulating pedagogy. Part of a curriculum based on such pedagogies should be challenging learning activities that engage students in investigation. At the same time, it is imperative that such activities are developed and validated in collaboration with the teachers who should incorporate them in their lesson planning. In this contribution we propose to develop innovative lessons in which such learning activities are embedded via the professional development method of Lesson Study with teachers Biology in (initial) teacher training in the Netherlands in close collaboration with students Mechanical Engineering in Singapore. Within this project both student groups will be using a model-based and VR-enabled solution created through an interdisciplinary and international collaboration between the Netherlands and Singapore.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Asia-Europe Symposium on Simulation and Serious Gaming - 15th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages169-171
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346931
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2016
Event3rd Asia-Europe Symposium on Simulation and Serious Gaming - 15th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2016 - Zhuhai, China
Duration: 3 Dec 20164 Dec 2016

Conference

Conference3rd Asia-Europe Symposium on Simulation and Serious Gaming - 15th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2016
CountryChina
CityZhuhai
Period3/12/164/12/16

Keywords

  • Education in Science
  • Engineering and Mathematics
  • Inquiry-based pedagogy for biology
  • Lesson Study
  • Model based simulation
  • Models in Biology
  • Technology
  • Virtual Reality

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    Gomes, T. D. P., Goei, S. L., Van Joolingen, W., & Cai, Y. (2016). VR Biology, an interdisciplinary and international student project towards an inquiry-based pedagogy. In Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Europe Symposium on Simulation and Serious Gaming - 15th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2016 (pp. 169-171). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3014033.3014044