Nurturing Inquiring Mind Through the Quest of Augmented Reality: An Experiential Learning Approach (75942)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Dennis Lee Jarvis Ybañez

Friday, 24 November 2023 10:55
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 705
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Nurturing students' inquiring minds is essential as it encourages curiosity and critical thinking, both of which are tools for independent learning and problem-solving. In this study, we examined the effects of AR-Quest activities integrating with the experiential learning approach on undergraduate students’ inquiring minds. Thirty Thai undergraduate students participated in the study, which spanned a three-week period, where students were asked to do AR quests. The AR quests were designed to be inquiry-based, fostering students’ discovery, collaboration, and reflection. The AR quests encompassed a confirmation quest, a discovery quest, and a collection quest. We used a 5-point Likert scale survey questionnaire to collect data on the students’ curiosity, critical thinking skills, and willingness to explore new ideas. Descriptive statistics was employed to calculate mean scores and standard deviation. The findings revealed that the AR-Quest activities stimulated the students’ curiosity, promoted their critical thinking, and enriched the learning experience. Additionally, the findings suggested that the experiential AR activities could foster an engaging learner-centred environment that encouraged exploration, questioning, and discovery. In this regard, the integration of experiential learning with AR technology facilitated a shift from a conventional classroom paradigm to a more dynamic, interactive learning regime, which consequently makes learning meaningful and nurtures students’ inquiring minds. However, in future studies, researchers/educators are recommended to consider a controlled group comparison to provide a comparative baseline to measure the effectiveness of the experiential AR-Quest activities.

Norphealey Eang, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Sirirat Petsangsri, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
John Morris, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Norphealey Eang is a University Doctoral Student at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00