“Shakespeare once said, ‘All the world’s a stage.’ And with the rapid advancement of immersive VR technology, that stage is now expanding into the realm of education. As students begin to have the opportunity to learn through avatars in immersive VR metaverse experiences, a new phenomenon is emerging that is transforming the way we approach education.
One of the keys to this transformation is the use of Character Intervention, Drama Therapy, and NLP techniques, which have long been utilized by performers, artists, actors, and executive coaches to develop confidence and enhance personal growth. By tapping into virtual ‘alter egos,’ students are able to overcome self-doubt and bring out their best selves, paving the way for deeper, more meaningful learning experiences.
Through immersive VR metaverse experiences, students are able to step outside of their own reality and take on new personas, creating a safe and empowering space for personal exploration and growth. By utilising the power of virtual avatars and the techniques of Character Intervention, Drama Therapy, and NLP, we can address some of the significant issues with mental wellbeing in our young people in physical classrooms and unlock the full potential of our students as we pave the way for a new future of education.
Confidence is a crucial element to learning in that it builds a sense of wellbeing and happiness in students. Without these critical elements, learning is incredibly difficult. The education sector, in its traditional form is increasingly experiencing a wellbeing pandemic and confidence crisis in children and staff.
We are seeing a global teacher crisis on an unprecedented scale with almost 1.5million new teachers needed annually and disengagement levels of students at an all time high. What’s more, the future of work is demanding an entirely new skill set in its workforce which traditional institutions are failing to provide to students.
Alter egos have been used for decades by performers, athletes, and artists to tap into a more confident and empowered version of themselves. One prime example is Beyoncé’s Sasha Fierce persona, which she created to help her overcome self-doubt and bring out her best self on stage.
Now, with the emergence of immersive VR metaverse experiences, students can take advantage of this same concept by designing avatars and virtual representations of themselves based on who they aspire to be. Character intervention is an approach that focuses on developing a student’s sense of self-awareness and self-reflection, which can help them identify and recognise their strengths and weaknesses and work on improving themselves. By stepping into the role of their alter ego, students can leave their fears of failure and self-doubt behind and embrace an entirely new set of skills focused on confidence, positive outlook, resilience, and a willingness to take on new challenges.
Through the power of immersive VR technology, students can feel invincible in their avatars, providing a safe and empowering space for personal exploration, growth and learning. Virtual Reality learning experiences not only enable students to engage with content in a hands-on practical way, but also use techniques such as improvisation, role-playing to explore and express their emotions, build empathy and develop social and communication skills through the lens of an avatar. This can help students overcome their fear of failure, boost their self-confidence and provide a unique environment to develop soft skills that are highly valued in the job market.
The Future of Education is here and we are just getting started .