A virtual environment study in entrepreneurship education of young children

Angela M Pereira, Paulo Martins, Leonel Morgado, Benjamim Fonseca

Abstract


In this article, we present an exploratory study on the use of 3-D virtual worlds in entrepreneurship education for children of primary school in a virtual world from the Activeworlds Educational Universe: “Entrepreneurship in Basic Education – 1st cycle.” This study allowed us to identify a set of technological problems in the use of these environments for teaching entrepreneurship to children. It allowed us to define a range of requirements that must be fulfilled in order to provide a software system that supports these activities in virtual worlds.

Keywords


collaborative virtual environment; virtual worlds; entrepreneurship education; primary school; children

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