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Alexia FillerFollow

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12-12-2017 5:10 PM

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In this proposal, I am writing to request funding to conduct research on foreign educational systems—specifically the educational system of Finland—to uncover flaws in the American elementary and secondary education system that virtual reality could ameliorate. To conduct this research, I plan on spending a week in Finland during the summer of 2018, observing classes and interviewing educators to learn about the Finnish education system and discover why it ranks so highly in comparison to the American system. By gaining insight into the reasons and methods behind the success of the Finnish education system, I will be able to draw concrete conclusions regarding shortcomings inherent in the current American education system and provide potential solutions to these problems using virtual reality.

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Mentor: Dr. Ray Toal

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Dec 12th, 5:10 PM

Virtual Reality as an Educational Tool

In this proposal, I am writing to request funding to conduct research on foreign educational systems—specifically the educational system of Finland—to uncover flaws in the American elementary and secondary education system that virtual reality could ameliorate. To conduct this research, I plan on spending a week in Finland during the summer of 2018, observing classes and interviewing educators to learn about the Finnish education system and discover why it ranks so highly in comparison to the American system. By gaining insight into the reasons and methods behind the success of the Finnish education system, I will be able to draw concrete conclusions regarding shortcomings inherent in the current American education system and provide potential solutions to these problems using virtual reality.