A1 Journal article – refereed

3D technologies to support teaching and learning in health care education – scoping review

List of Authors: Alhonkoski Mika, Salminen Leena, Pakarinen Anni, Veermans Marjaana

Publisher: Pergamon Press

Publication year: 2021

Journal: International Journal of Educational Research

Volume number: 105

eISSN: 1873-538X

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101699


This scoping review aimed to describe the use of three-dimensional (3D) technology to support teaching and learning in health care education and the outcomes related to 3D technology from the perspective of teaching and learning. The study identified 31 articles that met the inclusion criteria. The results are presented in four categories: 3D environment, 3D image, 3D holograms and 3D print. There were multiple pedagogical contexts, including the teaching of anatomy. All categories were connected to positive learning outcomes and outcomes that supported learning, e.g. satisfaction. Positive learning outcomes were related to skills, knowledge, students’ perceptions and emotions. These findings describe multiple uses of 3D technology, which can have a positive effect on student learning in health care education.

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