Healthcare Simulation Training using Immersive 360 Branching Scenarios and a Productive Failure Approach

Healthcare simulation is increasingly being used in health-related professional training for the development of clinical reasoning and recent studies have suggested that immersive virtual reality (VR) can be used when physical simulations are not viable. The aim of the proposed project is to enhance simulation-based nursing training at UTS by using a Productive Failure pedagogical approach, 360 degree videos, and interactive VR. This approach is aimed at provoking students’ decision making and critical thinking while confronting emotionally and cognitively challenging healthcare scenarios in a safe, self-paced, and easily repeatable learning experience.