The “Gamify” Training Course took place in Estonia between 1.03 – 07.03.2020. It brought together 15 youth workers and teachers from Estonia, Greece, Spain, and Sweden.
The aim of the training course was to increase the competences of youth workers and educators to use game-based learning including educational board games.
Read below, what the Greek team says about their experience in the program:
“The topic gamification is something that is becoming more and more relevant to the field of entrepreneurship as a method to share and gain knowledge, skills and original ideas. Keeping this in mind we decided to join the training course “Gamify” taking place in Estonia.
To begin with, this project had all the basic characteristics of a training course, creating a safe space for people to express their thoughts and feelings on the topic. The first days started with an introduction to the topic of entrepreneurship and then focusing on Gamification. Also, we had some challenges we had to overcome as a group and that helped us have a feeling of community. Moreover, we tested all the board games that were already created in previous phases of the project and analyzed the mechanics that are used in order to create a game. Our last and biggest challenge was to create our own functional board game, something that at the beginning of the project would seem nearly impossible but in the end, with the knowledge we gained, we managed to create 3 unique board games.
It is very important to mention that we found the whole methodology very approachable and it was very intriguing to see the different perspectives that exist among different countries, age groups and professions about the topic of gamification. Overall, a very diverse and enriching experience that we believe will prove useful to us in our future endeavors. We want people to be more aware of this learning method to make education more interactive and appealing to everyone and, especially young people.”
The Training Course was organized within the framework of the “Game On: Developing Board Games for Young Entrepreneurs long-term KA2 project. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme through the Spanish National Agency INJUVE and implemented by Shokkin Group International, Ticket2Europe, Awesome People and Solidarity Mission.
- Posted by Yuli Zhelyazkov
- On Απρ 18, 2020