Virtual reality (VR) refers to a computer-generated simulation in which a student can interact within an artificial three-dimensional environment using electronic devices, such as special goggles with a screen or gloves fitted with sensors.
Using VR gives teachers the chance to create visualisations that are not possible in the traditional classroom, which in turn create student interest and engagement.
This resource will allow students to immerse themselves in a salon whilst being in the classroom.
Students will be required to:
- Look around a salon
- Locate hazards and evaluate risks in the salon.
- Reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace by identifying preventative measures.
– Hair & Beauty student
Implementation And Assessment
Successful completion of their VR experience, will enable students to:
- Locate key Health and Safety aspects around a salon
- Apply theory to practise within the same session
Using this package will allow students to work more interactively in class, as well as promote independent learning.
Using VR, we can place students in a real world scenario which would help develop their skills and confidence and increase their employment opportunities.
Using VR can give students a view of environments they would otherwise not have seen or been in and allows students to experience real-world environments without constant access.
An advantage of implementing this VR activity can allow for better availability of the salon, making timetabling for the setting easier.
Watch the video below to hear how our tutors and students have used VR in the hairdressing salon and how this resource enriches student experience.