A Pedagogical Model for Immersive Virtual Reality Safety Training: Mixed-Methods Research

Anu Lehikko, Heli Ruokamo, Mikko Nykänen, Kristian Lukander, Maria Tiikkaja

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Immersive virtual reality (IVR) has potential for increasing training engagement in many disciplines, including safety training. Nevertheless, its educational use remains detached from learning theory. We address this gap by asking what kind of pedagogical model supports IVR occupational safety training. The model we propose is theoretically based on simulation learning and IVR learning research. The model is being developed in design-based research and will be empirically tested during training interventions. Data were collected from questionnaires, observations, video recordings and stimulated recall interviews, and were analysed using mixed methods. The results were used to develop the pedagogical model. They advance IVR learning theory and educational practise.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2023
MoEC publication typeNot Eligible
EventAERA 2023 Annual Meeting: Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth - Chicago, United States
Duration: 13 Apr 202316 Apr 2023


ConferenceAERA 2023 Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • immersive virtual reality
  • safety training
  • VR pedagogy
  • VR research

Field of science

  • Media education


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