Augmented Reality Applications in Early Childhood Education

Turan S., Aydoğdu F.

2. International Conference on Virtual Reality, Şanlıurfa, Turkey, 15 - 16 November 2020, vol.2, no.1, pp.31

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 2
  • City: Şanlıurfa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.31
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


Abstract: In today's world where information technologies are developing rapidly, we see Augmented Reality (AR) application examples in almost every field. AR applications enhance the appearence of the real world by enriching the real setting with virtual things to provide supplementary information to users. In addition to the traditional education model for the education of new generation Z generation children, technology and education practices are also implemented at the university level, starting from early childhood. Studies in this field in the literature show that when technology is used correctly, individuals who receive education increase their learning ability, focus and interest. The learning abilities of children in early ages may differ especially in science and math activities, Turkish activities, musical activities, art activities, games and movement activities. The use of technology is particularly important for children to learn specific skills and develop group collaboration. The aim of the study is to determine the tendencies of augmented reality applications in early childhood education. For this purpose, the experimental studies on augmented reality application during this period were examined and classified according to the fields of early childhood education. As a result, it was seen that AR applications were realized within the scope of science, language, literacy, mathematics and art activities. According to the results obtained from the study, it can be suggested that AR applications should be performed in other areas of early childhood education such as music and games.