Project Duration: 2021-2023


For teachers, the COVID-19 Pandemic has become a great challenge for which there is no preconfigured playbook that can guide appropriate responses. The crisis has, among other things, demonstrated the complexity of keeping young primary school students attentive to the online explanations of teachers.

The learning process that we typically find in the classroom, either that is based on traditional translation-based methods or more interactive everyday dialogues and material, still cannot be compared to the real experience that the students can have nowadays with the use of technology. Augmented Reality (AR) can be defined as “a real-time direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment that has been enhanced/augmented by adding virtual computer generated information to it”.

With this project we aim to train school teachers to use AR when teaching English as a foreign language to young students, who are also the final beneficiaries of the project.

Objectives
• To create a realistic learning environment for learners of a second language so as to motivate them to learn.
• Design, test and publish an innovative educational package based on AR technology for primary school teachers that will guide and support their English (or any other) as second language teaching.
• To provide quality training to primary school teachers on how to utilise the innovative educational package in traditional or virtual/online classroom.

The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2020-1-UK01-KA226-SCH-094466