I work on the study Connecting the dots: Task-oriented Virtual Reality for the training of situational awareness in secondary vocational engineering education. In this study, a Virtual Reality training programme is developed in which Situation Awareness of vocational engineering students focusing on road construction is trained and assessed. The study aims to not only produce training software to be made available to professionals in vocational education, but also to generate tools supporting the use of the software in lessons, such as teacher manuals in which briefing and debriefing is structured, and manuals for students to use during the lessons. Moreover, tools for formative assessment of Situation Awareness will be included in the toolkit, to guide teachers in their decisionmaking.
The study is under supervision of dr. Bas Kollöffel, and has been funded by NRO.