Video: Rene Novak - Virtual Reality - The place of immersive pedagogy
Rene who has been a member of PESA for three years attended and presented at the annual Early Years Research Centre conference at the University of Waikato in New Zealand about his PhD research. The topic investigates the pedagogical potential of virtual reality in early childhood education and offers an innovative methodology of ‘seeing’ through embodiment in the digital space. Immersive videos employed in the research as a form of virtual reality provide an embodied observational platform that allows the analysis of teacher perceptions concerning ambiguous phenomena in education such as child’s play. Several philosophical notions concerning pedagogical immersion through virtual reality technology have been drawn upon to develop a methodological framework for examining the concept of ‘seeing’ through embodiment.