Students usually encounter several barriers when entering STEM classrooms, including the novelty of the concepts, the necessity to develop mathematical thinking, spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and abstract understanding. Teachers usually face a major challenge with engaging students in STEM subjects due to their low interest and fear. Multiple studies confirm that the integration of AR into the classroom experiments carried out by students in STEM subjects could benefit them profoundly in terms of engagement, attitude, and productivity. This study used a quantitative experimental design to determine if AR affects student engagement in a 3D geography class and if it affects the attitudes of learners to the subject. To test the hypotheses, the study recruited 75 second-grade intermediate learners from Al- Masoudi Intermediate School, Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia. The results showed that AR has a positive effect on student engagement by improving it. AR also improved the students attitude toward 3D geography. It is recommended to continue exploring AR technology in the context of STEM subjects, including math and geography. Keywords: Augmented Reality (AR), STEM, 3D Geometric Shapes.
A. Althibyani, Hosam
"An Enrichment Program Based on Using of Augmented Reality Technology for Developing 3D Geometric Shapes Skills for Second Grade Intermediate Students,"
Information Sciences Letters: Vol. 12
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Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/isl/vol12/iss5/20