Utilization of stereoscopic 3D images for social studies class in elementary school
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This paper describes the production and use of educational 3D materials. An experimental class in an elementary school was undertaken to examine how to leverage the advantages of stereoscopic 3D images in education. Educational 3D materials used in the study were two kinds of 3D movies for studying the stone chambers and Haniwa (terracotta clay figures) of the Tumulus period. 2D movies with the same content as the 3D movies were also prepared to compare their effects with those of 3D movies. Students filled out worksheets while viewing each movie and answered questions after viewing about their interest in learning, the understandability of three-dimensional space (concavo-convex shape), and their understanding of the course content. The results showed the effectiveness of educational materials with 3D movies. The study also suggested the need to understand how to use the essential aspects of 3D educational materials for development of new models in education.