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Integration of Augmented Reality in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Early Childhood Education

  • Beatriz Redondo
  • Ramón Cózar-Gutiérrez
  • José Antonio González-CaleroEmail author
  • Raquel Sánchez Ruiz
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Abstract

Technology is ubiquitous in the educational field nowadays. Augmented Reality is one of the emerging technologies with more potential in educational contexts in the mid-term. The purpose of this study is to evaluate if the use of Augmented Reality in early childhood education improves the learning of English as a foreign language, increases pupils’ motivation and helps children at this age to establish more positive socio-affective relationships. A quasi-experimental study with an experimental and a control group was carried out with 52 and 50 early childhood education pupils, respectively. The results show a significant improvement in motivation, learning and socio-affective relationships in the experimental group, who completed instruction where AR was employed as a teaching tool, in comparison with the control group.

Keywords

Information and communication technology Augmented Reality Early childhood education English as a foreign language 

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The authors declared that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Education of Albacete (Edificio Simón Abril)University of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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