Using Technological Tools to Develop Students’ Attitudes Rather Than Skills

In the Winter 2023 session, I taught the complementary course Séjour international [International Stay] at Cégep Limoilou. To prepare my students for a 3-week trip to Morocco at the end of the session, I set up 2 activities involving technological tools to develop attitudes, rather than technical or technological skills. Here I present these activities—one involving virtual reality (VR) headsets and the other a laser engraver cutting machine—and describe how technical barriers were lowered to allow for a focus on the development of wonder as a learning attitude.