New Thinking: New Possibilities STEM Webinar Series, webinar 5: Students Creating Virtual Worlds for Learning: A collaborative Research Project

23rd August, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


23/08/2022 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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In this webinar, classroom teachers will share their experiences of using VR in their classrooms and discuss what they have learnt about the intersection of technologies, student creativity and student learning.

In this research project the AISSA is partnering with nationally and internationally recognised expert Associate Professor Erica Southgate, University of Newcastle and VRTY, an innovative VR company specializing in educational software that is designed for student agency and creativity. Teachers from Trinity College, Pembroke School, SEDA College SA and Southern Montessori School are co-researchers in this project.

This world first study is unique in the international context due to its longitudinal approach to investigating the efficacy of 360 VR for deeper learning in schools across STEM subjects, and in genuinely involving teachers as co-researchers to build this evidence base.

This exciting VR research project puts in the hands of students a new way to demonstrate their learning and enables them to create educational content for other students. This student created content can then be shared within their school and across schools. Our research investigates a 360° virtual reality, no code content authoring platform in real classroom settings, to create new knowledge about the impact of VR on student learning, pedagogies that promote the best student outcomes using VR, and where in the curriculum the learning affordances of VR are most evident.

Next webinar:

1 November, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm


Target audience – STEM professionals, teachers and school leaders

Delivery mode – Zoom


  • Associate Professor Erica Southgate, University of Newcastle
  • Kingston Lee-Young, CEO, VRTY
  • Teacher researchers: Steve Grant and Jessica Simons (Trinity College), Ella Camporeale and Howard MacPherson (Pembroke School), Toni Maddock (Southern Montessori School), Adrian Stenta and Ashley Jenner  (SEDA College)


For registration enquiries please contact Emily Metelmann.

A Zoom link will be sent closer to the event.


Bookings are closed for this event.