It’s really important to JJ that students empathise with other situations and other people. By using Virtual Reality, they’re able to experience different worlds, and put themselves into different scenes. This is really helping students with the Design Thinking process and their use of technology as they can empathise with something first, look for problems and help solve them.
‘It’s very different from reading a textbook - you get to visualise it better and understand what it is you’re learning and talking about easier.’
Liam, Year 7 Student, St Joseph’s College, Banora Point.
‘It sparks their imagination and you can see their brain ticking over with that deeper thinking that we’re trying to promote.’
Phil Crosby, Stage 3 Teacher, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Alstonville
This is the first step in the Catholic Schools Office strategy where students in the consumption phase with virtual reality, the next phase is guiding students to become virtual and augmented reality creators. They now exploring tools to encourage students to develop their own content and solutions to real world problems.