Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation

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Augmented Reality in STEAM Education

  • Maria Meletiou-MavrotherisEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_128-1

Introduction

The advent of new and emerging technologies and industries has highlighted a future skills gap and the need to equip the young generation with a new skill set in order for them to cope with the demands of modern society. It has led to a paradigm shift from traditional education philosophy toward innovative approaches aimed at cultivating human resources equipped with the knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of the digital era. This shift has fuelled the growth of STEAM education, an integrated approach to the teaching of the different disciplines. STEAM is an acronym for the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. It was developed on the basis of STEM, a transdisciplinary approach that overcame the strict individual borders of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by treating sciences as a single whole. Arts was recently added to the original STEM framework in order to promote learning in more connected and holistic ways....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European University CyprusNicosiaCyprus

Section editors and affiliations

  • David Parsons
    • 1
  1. 1.The Mind LabAucklandNew Zealand