How did they carry out the best practice?
How to travel around the world, plunging into research without leaving school? So it’s very easy if you are a member of the integrated STEAM project “AR – travel around the towers”, using the augmented reality technology. With the help of the mobile add-on of the augmented reality “Skyscrapers AR”, which contains 3D models of well-known skyscrapers in the world, developed by STEAM-laboratory at the Department of Crystal Physics, the University of Kharkiv, we can travel to research.
This integrated project made with students of the 6th grade, secondary school №8 – is not just a combination of different subjects (and here we combine mathematics, computer science, technology, English and Ukrainian languages) it also an association of children on the basis of a general approach. As a result, students begin to understand how to master the scientific and cultural achievements, establish links between different branches of knowledge. This activity which helps to present the picture of the world as a holistic and continuous process. In addition, integrated learning method teaches students to systematize and generalize knowledge. Students with disabilities also took part in our project. We successfully used an inclusive approach in education. Peer-supported learning can be very effective and engaging and take the form of pair-work, cooperative grouping, peer tutoring, and student-led demonstrations. The driving principle is to make all students feel welcomed, appropriately challenged, and supported in their efforts.