Tuesday, June 26
12:00-12:30 PM

Water Cycle in Nature: Small-Scale STEM Education Pilot

Full Paper: Research ID: 52938
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    Diana Bogusevschi
    Dublin City University
  2. Irina Tal
    National College of Ireland
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    Marilena Bratu
    University of Bucharest
  4. Bogdan Gornea
  5. Dorothea Caraman
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    Cristina Hava Muntean
    National College of Ireland
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    Gabriel-Miro Muntean
    Dublin City University

Abstract: A digitised educational application focused on the water cycle in nature was employed in a small-scale pilot carried out in a secondary school in Ireland, as part of the European Horizon 2020 NEWTON project. The application involved 3D immersive computer-based virtual reality and experimental laboratory simulation. 52 secondary school students (27 in the experimental group and 25 in the control group) took part in the pilot. The goal of the pilot was to assess the effectiveness of the water cycle NEWTON project application in knowledge gain. Pre and post knowledge tests were employed before and after participating students interacted with the application in the experimental group or were provided the classic teacher-based approach in the control group. The results presented show a statistically significant knowledge improvement in the experimental group compared to the control group.

Presider: Toshiyuki Maeda, Hannan University


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