Pilot 2: Augmented Reality as Efficient Tool for STEM Information Retention
ARETE Pilot 2 investigates the impact of Augmented Reality (AR) technologies on STEM skills learning and retention. To study whether AR helps students to acquire STEM skills and retain the complex information for longer, ARETE Pilot 2 will test two immersive AR applications for learning Geography and Geometry, provided by CleverBooks. By using either application, pupils will develop both their spatial and visual cognition by learning the foundations of Geometry and Geography through critical thinking by engagement with and understanding of abstract objects.
European Schoolnet is recruiting up to 160 primary school teachers (of pupils in the 4th grade as of September 2021), who are actively involved in teaching geometry (mathematics) or geography topics in primary education to participate in ARETE Pilot 2 which will test AR solutions in relation to learning STEM subjects. The following countries will be prioritised (up to 20 teachers per country):
*Pilot teachers may be recruited from additional European Union and H2020 associated countries (outside the main group listed above). The language of materials for participants from outside this group will be English.
We are looking for teachers who are willing to test cutting edge education solutions in real classroom settings. Moreover, teachers should feel comfortable communicating in English and be digital savvy.
All the teachers participating in ARETE Pilot 2 will receive educational products and access to software free of charge. Moreover, at the end of the pilot, every teacher will be provided with a unique report concerning his/her classroom progress made during the pilot. In addition, your participation in the ARETE Pilot 2 will help us to develop and improve new technologies and digital tools for education. For more information about the activities and the role of Pilot 2 teachers, the selection criteria and the aim of this pilot, please read the ARETE-Pilot-2-Call-for-PT-briefing.
- By the 16th April 2021 (or until places are filled in), teachers are invited to team up with another teacher from their school and apply for the call through the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ARETE-Open-Call-for-Teachers-Pilot2.
- The selected teachers will be officially informed by a confirmation email sent by European Schoolnet.
All applications must be submitted in English.
- The final selection of teachers will be validated by the Ministries of Education in the corresponding countries. EUN will not enter into any detailed discussions or exchanges with any applicant as to why their application was not successful.
- Selected teachers will be responsible for getting any permissions from the school necessary for their involvement in the ARETE Pilot 2 and the completion of the tasks outlined above.
- To carry out the activities between March 2021 and June 2022, the selected teachers will be requested to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with EUN [March 2021], which will include 1) the description of tasks and benefits for pilot teachers and students; 2) the description and purpose of the research being carried out within ARETE Pilot 2; 3) data management provisions.