SIGE – Social Inclusion Through Gamification in education is the newly approved Erasmus+ KA204 Projects coordinated by ELA!
The partnership will count on the engagement of 7 institutions all around Europe: Fundacja MODE (Poland), Primary school “Sveti Sava” (Serbia), CFIE de Ebro (Spain), Craft College (Croatia), Demetrius Association (Romania), The Comparative Research Network (Germany).
The project partners will engage in exploring the educational potential of Gamification and game-based learning as an innovative instrument for enhancing active participation, engagement and inclusion in education and in society. The main objective of the project is to support the social inclusion of low skilled adults with a migrant background or belonging to a minority by contributing to the development and increase of a flexible blended gamified learning offer. To this end, the partnership will design a modular blended upskilling learning coursethat addresses the key competences in an innovative way and allows for the recognition of prior knowledge. The course will integrate game-based mechanics and game thinking to turn the learning process as a whole into a game as well as practical apps and tools to use games as part of the learning process. The project aims additionally to empower adult educators to use Gamification and game-based learning to deal with diversified groups and improve the quality of their teaching practice.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many schools to resort to distance learning through the use of digital tools, a forced transition which cought many teachers unprepared. In the last months, ELA staff has helped several Italian schools and institutions to set up their Google Suite platforms and many teachers to become more familiar with them. This powerful set of digital tools is a perfect example of how technology can turn challenges into opportunities. When we decided to design the new Erasmus+ Course “Discover the power of Google Suite for Education” we were indeed determined to offer our help in empowering more teachers at the European level to effectively use these tools in education, besides creating new opportunities for those willing to discover them. Continue to read the article if you want to discover the benefits we encountered and what you will learn by joining our course!
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