Virtual Reality in the perceptions of teachers in training: an exploratory investigation


Technological evolution and the use of advanced digital tools play a crucial role in various aspects of our daily lives. A significant example concerns their integration into the educational context, influencing the development of skills and teaching approaches. Recently, there has been a growing interest in Virtual Reality (VR) as a valuable support for inclusive education. In particular, VR offers numerous advantages in terms of feedback, assessment, motivation, and engagement for the entire class, including students with Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) or disabilities in general. This study aims to investigate and present the dimensions related to the construction of a specific questionnaire, currently in the validation phase. The objective of this questionnaire is to understand teachers’ perceptions and attitudes towards the effectiveness of VR in an inclusive perspective and to explore teachers’ level of knowledge regarding the cognitive, educational implications, and cross-cutting skills related to VR. The study will present preliminary results associated with the validation process.