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Awra Amba

Awra Amba

Global education
An interactive documentary about society and global education.

Awra Amba offers an immersive learning platform for Social and Global Education studies. The product has been built based on 360° images from the African Awra Amba village. The Awra Amba materials are a part of Lyfta platform.

Students can freely explore the different spaces in the village and get to know the locals and their daily habits through embedded interviews, stories and writings.

The teacher’s support materials provide a variety of ways for elementary and secondary students to learn with Awra Amba.

Age groups 
Middle school
High School
Desktop Windows
Desktop Mac
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Not required
Offline play 
Playable offline
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Students can freely explore the content. The teacher's materials provide activities which students can work on with the content they get from the Awra Amba experience.
The product provides a lot of new materials for the users. The learning experience is made deeper with the lesson activities.
The user flow is linear in the sense that the materials and views are presented, but the free exploration possibility supports a non-linear experience.
The activities are explored mostly individually, especially if VR equipment is used. The teacher's materials provide activities that need collaboration.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Awra Amba is a product that uses digital storytelling in an engaging and interesting way.
The product gives an excellent way to familiarize the students with a different culture and start the comparison and discussion about the student’s own culture and society.
The product covers some of the most important themes of society studies and it offers a large variety of lesson materials for the teachers.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Learning to become an active and responsible citizen
Understanding civics as a discipline
Understanding and practicing ways to affect in democratic society
Learning to see oneself as a member of different communities
Understanding societal structures and communities in society
Understanding own communities and society as a part of global unity

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing to use information independently and interactively
Using technology as a part of explorative process
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Supporting the growth of environmental awareness
Recognizing habits that are good for sustainable living
Practicing to take care of one's own wellbeing and health
Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Learning about different countries and their characteristics
Getting familiar with different cultures
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Learning to know and respect human rights
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Learning to understand the meaning of rules, contracts and trust
Encouraging positive attitude towards work life
Learning consumer knowledge and smart economics
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at worklife

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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