Transfer of Learning from Metaverse to Blockchain for Secondary Students: Implementation and Effectiveness Evaluation

Alven C. Y. Leung, Zoey Ziyi Li, Yan Wang Dennis Liu, Wing Cheung Lui, Xiapu Luo, Siu Wo Tarloff Im

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Abstract

The cultivation of professionals and the fostering of awareness and literacy surrounding blockchain technology are indispensable because of its unprecedented impact on daily lives. However, the existing blockchain Teaching and Learning (T&L) approaches for secondary students are inadequate. In this study, we designed a tailored workshop for secondary students and examined the effectiveness of introducing blockchain concepts in the context of metaverse by implementation. The workshop integrated four educational theories, including Transfer of Learning, Interest Theory, Situated Learning, and Experiential Learning. The synthesis of typical theories gives rise to an innovative education strategy aimed at facilitating a transfer of awareness and interest from the metaverse domain to the blockchain domain, which is also the workshop’s ultimate goal. The workshop was designed considering the developmental status of secondary school students and its alignment with the Hong Kong secondary curriculum framework to accomplish the learning objective of enhancing their knowledge, skill, awareness and interest in blockchain technology. 225 secondary students joined the workshop, and the findings demonstrated that our approach is effective and the adoption of the transfer from the metaverse domain to the blockchain domain is feasible. The results of this paper may serve as a successful example of blockchain education for secondary students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Australasian Computing Education Conference
PublisherACM Press
Pages154–163
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2024

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