el 16(10): e3

Research Article

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

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.11-4-2016.151150,
        author={Debbie Holley and Philip Howlett},
        title={Engaging Our School Teachers: an Augmented Reality (AR) Approach to Continuous Professional Development},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning},
        volume={3},
        number={10},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EL},
        year={2016},
        month={4},
        keywords={Augmented Reality, Classroom behaviour, Co-design, Participative research, OER.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-4-2016.151150}
    }
    
  • Debbie Holley
    Philip Howlett
    Year: 2016
    Engaging Our School Teachers: an Augmented Reality (AR) Approach to Continuous Professional Development
    EL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-4-2016.151150
Debbie Holley1,*, Philip Howlett2
  • 1: Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB, United Kingdom
  • 2: Department of Education, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 7AY, United Kingdom
*Contact email: dholley@bournemouth.ac.uk

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.