Abstract: This research article aims to investigate the potential influence of virtual visualization tools on the development of grit in educational settings. Grit, defined as the combination of passion and perseverance towards long-term goals, has been recognized as a critical factor in academic success. However, there remain several unanswered questions regarding the role of virtual visualization in enhancing grit, as well as the underlying behavioral economics principles that could inform its design and implementation.
The study will employ a mixed-methods approach, incorporating both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. The qualitative phase will involve interviews and focus groups with educators and students to understand their perceptions of virtual visualization in relation to grit development. Furthermore, a comprehensive literature review will be conducted to identify existing theories and frameworks related to grit, virtual visualization, and behavioral economics in education.
The quantitative phase will utilize a pre-test/post-test experimental design to examine the impact of a virtual visualization intervention on students’ grit levels. Participants will be randomly assigned to either an experimental group, which will engage with the virtual visualization tool, or a control group, which will use a traditional instructional approach. Grit will be measured using well-established instruments, such as the Grit Scale, both before and after the intervention.
The findings from this study will contribute to the existing literature by shedding light on the potential benefits of virtual visualization in fostering grit. Additionally, this research will explore the application of behavioral economics principles to inform the design of virtual visualization tools that promote grit development. By understanding the mechanisms through which virtual visualization can enhance grit, educators can better leverage these technologies to support students’ long-term goal persistence and achievement.
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